An Alabama man has been arrested and charged with the destruction/desecration of burial ground.

The DeKalb County (AL) Sheriff’s Office received a call Thursday about damage done to a gravestone at the New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery on County Road 23. 

A witness called the caretaker of the cemetery to report suspicious activity, and saw a man in the cemetery and described the vehicle and the clothes. 

A gravestone had been spray-painted, and the caretaker told deputies it was the grave of Christopher Jack Lowrey’s wife. 

Deputies also received a call from a North Carolina police department who explained a person was been receiving threats from Lowrey and have received pictures of Lowrey beside the same spray-painted gravestone at New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.

Police found him wearing the clothes shown in the photos.

Christopher Jack Lowrey, 46 of Crossville was arrested and charged with Destruction/Desecration of Burial ground.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says “it is very disturbing that anyone would destroy or damage anything in a cemetery. The Deputies and Geraldine Police Officers did a great job on making this arrest. We are continuing to interview witnesses and are still in contact with North Carolina officials. This is still an ongoing case.”