Crime

19-year-old man accused of burglarizing Pathway Church of Raymore

Malik R. McClinton, 19, was charged Thursday with second degree burglary and first-degree property damage. He is accused of burglarizing Pathway Church of Raymore on May 30.
Malik R. McClinton, 19, was charged Thursday with second degree burglary and first-degree property damage. He is accused of burglarizing Pathway Church of Raymore on May 30.

Thanks to social media and old-fashioned tips, a Raymore man is in custody after being accused of burglarizing a church.

Malik R. McClinton, 19, was charged Thursday with second-degree burglary and first-degree property damage. He is accused of burglarizing Pathway Church of Raymore on May 30.

According to police, surveillance photos showed a man — later allegedly identified as McClinton — inside and around the church.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office posted the photos on Facebook where they were viewed more than 45,000 times. That posting, police said, led them to McClinton.

“This is a great instance of our community helping law enforcement by sharing information and bringing someone to justice,” Sheriff Jeff Weber said.

McClinton is currently held at the Cass County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

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