Huckleberry Springs Church is a nonprofit organization operating as a nondenominational church. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, the church was built in 1937 and there is a cemetery located in its proximity.
Knox County deputies responded to a report of vandalism at the church cemetery on Huckleberry Springs Road around 2.30 pm on Monday, October 5, 2020.
Upon arrival at the church, authorities discovered around $30,000 in damages including dig sites and broken headstones.
A witness allegedly told police that a homeless man had been loitering in the cemetery and causing damage, according to WVLT .
The suspect has since been identified as Danny Frazier who is 34-years-old.
When authorities arrived Frazier was said to be in the process of digging holes and breaking headstones. Frazier's grandmother, Edna Ruth Frazier, was buried in the cemetery in June 2012 following her death. Frazier allegedly told authorities he had been trying to 'resurrect' his grandmother.
It is unclear whether Frazier was in fact homeless, had a criminal history, or a history of mental health problems.
His bond at the Knox County Jail is set for $20,000 and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 19.