Authorities look for person of interest after church burglary in southwest Missouri

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities look for a person of interested after a church was burglarized in Jasper County, Missouri.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, in the early morning hours of April 1, 2020, someone entered the New Providence Baptist church, 17486 State Hwy 43, Oronogo, Mo., and stole property.

They released photos of a person of interest and a suspect vehicle in the burglary. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the photo.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective David Lewis at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office phone 417-358-8177 Ext. 1288 or by email at