Man arrested after attempted church break-in

A man was arrested after a sheriff’s deputy found him outside a church near Franklin where a break-in was attempted.

Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, a sheriff’s deputy spotted a moped parked at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, off U.S. 31, just south of Franklin.

The deputy stopped and found a man outside the church near a window. The man, Jason K. Weber, 25, Seymour, told the deputy his moped had stopped working and he had stopped there to urinate, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Deputies found a window to the church was broken, the screen was pushed in and blinds were broken where the man had been seen, the report said.

Weber told police he didn’t notice the window was broken and asked for an attorney, the report said. When deputies searched him, they found a scale with a small amount of methamphetamine, the report said.

Weber, 502 S. Walnut St., Apt. 2, was arrested on charges of possession of paraphernalia and criminal mischief. He was taken to the Johnson County jail.

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