MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Marietta Police Department has charged a suspect in connection with stealing air conditioning units at a local church.
Kittrell Hawthorne, 34, of Marietta faces charges of theft and obstruction.
According to Marietta police, officers were called to Roswell Street Baptist Church around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they witnessed a man loading two air conditioning units into a blue Ford Expedition.
The stolen goods were valued at more than $10,000.
Police began to chase the Expedition. Although officers did not make any immediate arrests, they were still able to identify Hawthorne and recover the air conditioning units.
Hawthorne was later arrested and is currently being held without bond in the Cobb County Jail.
There have been numerous air conditioning unit thefts in Marietta lately.