Disruption of Religious Service/ Trespass

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 24, 2023 at approximately 6:51 PM Seneca County Sherrif’s Deputies apprehended four individuals. Christopher A. Avila DOB:02/08/1992 79 Lored Rd Farmington NY, Jeremy S. Mathias 15466 Little Dry River Rd Fulks Run VA, Daniel J. Watson 21 Prtlnd Ct 73 Apt4 Rochester NY, Nathan J. Jackson 282 Zuber Rd Rochester NY. The arrests stem from a report of a trespass at a local church on Ernsberger Rd in the Town of Varick at approximately 5:58PM, where the four individuals entered the church during Christmas eve service, and disrupted the service, by making negative comments about Christianity. After investigation, the four individuals were taken into custody without incident. All suspects were brought to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center. All four suspects were charged with Disruption of Religious Service, Conspiracy in the 6th degree and Trespass. The Sheriff’s Department was assisted by New York State Police and Waterloo Police Department. All four suspects were released on an appearance ticket to appear at Varick Town Court at a later date.