Casey Hayden
Israel Harrah

UPDATE: As of October 1, both suspects have been taken into custody. 18-year-old Casey Hayden was arrested by deputies, and 23-year-old Israel Harrah turned himself in at the Carter County Detention Center. Both have been released on a $7,000 bond.


Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office have charged two suspects in connection with over $1,000 worth of property damage done to the Poplar Grove Baptist Church on Highway 91 Sunday night.

23-year-old Israel Mark Harrah and 18-year-old Casey Wade Hayden are both charged with vandalism over $1,000 after they drove a pickup truck in circles on the church’s parking lot and grounds, causing extensive damages. Warrants have been issued for their arrest.