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Four Arrested for Disrupting Christmas Eve Church Service in Seneca County


Four people were arrested in Seneca County on Christmas Eve after police say they disrupted a Christmas Eve church service.

The four are accused of entering the Ernsberger Road church in Varick last Sunday night and disrupting the service by making negative comments about Christianity. Christopher Avila, of Farmington, Jeremy Mathias, of Fulks Run, Virginia, Daniel Watson, of Rochester, and Nathan Jackson, of Rochester, are charged with conspiracy, trespass, and disruption of a religious service.

They will appear in Varick Town Court at a later date.

New York State Police and Waterloo Police Department assisted the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department.

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