Officials investigate Amity church vandalizism

The sheriff’s office is investigating after an Amity church was vandalized.

Residents near Amity Baptist Church, 3621 U.S. 31 South, reported the building, a door and the sidewalk had all been spraypainted, and a curse word was written on a door.

Deputies found small footprints inside the paint on the sidewalk, and asked about any children living in the area. They spoke with a child at a nearby home, and found paint on the child’s hands and feet, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

The child denied spraypainting the building, and told deputies another child in the area had committed the vandalism, the report said.

Deputies contacted the juvenile probation department, who would handle any charges against children.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.