GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused in a series of Green Bay church burglaries describes himself to investigators as "a strong Catholic" who would "die for his faith."
Nineteen-year-old Nicholas R. Holz was charged Friday with seven felony counts of burglary and two counts of criminal damage to property.
The criminal complaint quotes him as telling investigators he was homeless and only committed the burglaries so he'd have a place to sleep. He also tells investigators he stole laptop computers, videocassette players and church checkbooks.
A call to his public defender rang unanswered Saturday.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette says Holz was arrested Tuesday after police found him in a church closet.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20.