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Shreveport man arrested for stealing from church under construction


SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — A Shreveport man has been arrested for stealing items from a church under construction in south Caddo Parish.

Sheriff Steve Prator says 38-year-old Christopher Michael Allen was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for burglary of a religious building. It was unknown if Allen has an attorney who could comment on the case.

Cpl. Sean McCullough, in a news release Wednesday, said the burglary occurred Sunday at the Holy Nativity Orthodox Church. A security camera captured video of a 2009 red Ford Ranger entering and leaving the property.

McCullough traced the vehicle back to Allen and recovered a stolen generator at his home in Shreveport.

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