PHOTOS: Stolen van strikes Benton Harbor church

POSTED: 07:56 PM EDT Apr 01, 2014    UPDATED: 08:34 PM EDT Apr 01, 2014 

A man driving a stolen van slammed into a Benton Harbor church Tuesday night. It happened at St. Mark Baptist Church at Clay and Pavone Streets. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSBT the accused thief fought with a city police officer after the stolen vehicle was spotted and stopped and actually had a hand cuffed when he escaped, jumped into the van, raced a short distance before the van struck the church and flipped. Bailey says the man was injured and arrested. He faces several charges, including theft and resisting arrest. (WSBT photos // Mark Parren)

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WSBT photo // Mark Parren

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