Rodney Wayne Epperson, 45, of Anniston, was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and second-degree possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, according to a police report.
Anniston police Capt. Allen George said police received a call that a security alarm went off at the Carpenter United Methodist Church at 104 F St. around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
When officers arrived, George said, they discovered Epperson lying on the floor of a wardrobe storage room wearing a blue shepherd’s costume presumably used during a Christmas play.
While police searched Epperson, they discovered two medicine bottles containing what was suspected to be marijuana, George said.
George said nothing was stolen from the church. A police report notes that Epperson was sober during his arrest.
Epperson was in the Anniston City Jail this morning, George said.
Bond is set at $11,000, according to online court records. A court date is scheduled for June 10.
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