GCSO investigating church vandalism incidents – Bessie Road


The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate incidents involving malicious damage that occurred at two Piedmont area churches. According to reports, two wooden crosses were cut down from the front of Bessie Road Baptist Church, located at 575 Bessie Road. The vandalism occurred between the hours of 5 pm on January 27th and 9:15am, on January 28th.
The second incident occurred at Joy Fellowship, located at 492 Bessie Road, between the hours of 8 am on January 28th and 8:50am on January 29th. In that incident, vandals spray-painted the church building with the Spanish words “Venceremos por el Diablo”, which translates to “We will overcome for the devil”. At this time, investigators do not have any direct leads and are asking that anyone with information regarding these incidents, to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME.