Criminal Complaint: Man charged in Clark Co. church vandalism joined cult before incident

Pictured: Seth Meier, taken in 2015
Pictured: Seth Meier, taken in 2015(WEAU)
Published: Mar. 5, 2019 at 4:18 PM CST
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The man accused of damaging a Catholic Church in Clark County was talking in a demonic voice and joined a cult before the vandalism, according to witnesses.

Seth Meier, 42, was charged in Clark County Court on Tuesday with burglary of a building and criminal damage to a religious property.

According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement was called to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville on Friday around 6:45 a.m. They found broken statues, picture frames, holy water stands, crosses and candles. Officers also say the baptism pool was damaged.

A witness told officers that Meier admitted to her that he vandalized the church. Investigators say when they arrived, he was acting strange and making weird noises. The witness said he was talking in a “demonic voice” and had recently joined a cult. She also said he was making strange comments about religion and symbols the past couple of days.

When questioned, Meier told deputies he “dumped snow on the alter” and admitted to breaking the items saying, “I ain’t ashamed of it, I do not care. It means nothing to me.”

According to online court records, an arrest warrant was issued for Meier on Tuesday.