A man was being held without bond Thursday at the Carroll County Detention Center after police say he entered a vacant home in Eldersburg and stayed there for four weeks without permission.
John Kameron Cameron, 54, who police say has no fixed address, according to electronic court records, is charged with theft, malicious destruction of property, and second- and third-degree burglary.
A trooper from the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack was sent to the Eldersburg Baptist Church on Liberty Road Wednesday morning and was told by the head pastor a vacant home next door to the church, which also is owned by the church, was being used without permission, according to charging documents.
The trooper went into the home and found Cameron sitting in the living room, according to the documents.
Cameron told the officer he was a Jehovah's Witness and allowed to be at the residence, which he had been occupying for around four weeks, according to the documents.