Metal thefts continue to plague the county, and no one is immune.

At about 8:40 p.m. Dec. 12, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a theft at the New Beginning Mission Church, on Highway 294, at Lonoke. Deputy Clint Eifling and Investigator Matt Edwards responded to the report.

Investigators found that someone had entered the church through the rear door and stripped the copper wiring from a new room under construction.

The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between Sunday and Wednesday morning.

Damage is estimated at $2,500.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or have information regarding the theft, is asked to contact the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office 501-676-3000.