Alleged crucifix thief ordered to stand trial

Brendan McSweeney appears in Brown County court Feb. 28, 2018. (WLUK image)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – The man who allegedly stole a crucifix from an Ashwaubenon church was ordered Thursday to stand trial.

Brendan McSweeney will enter a plea April 2 on four counts, including theft and two counts of criminal damage to property.

After allegedly stealing the crucifix from Nativity of Our Lord Church on Feb. 9, McSweeney allegedly used it to damage a video sign outside WLUK-TV.

Later the same day, he allegedly went to Wausau and caused a disturbance at a pizza parlor. He pleaded not guilty and faces an April 12 trial in Marathon County on those four misdemeanor counts.

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