CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The pastor has long since forgiven the person who stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment from his church, but now that suspect will have to stand before a judge.
Nolan Ridge Baptist Church was victimized in late March, losing their music equipment.
Jason Chase has now been arrested in Panama City for the theft.
According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Chase is a drifter who moves from town to town to stay with family and friends.
At the time of the church incident, Chase was staying with his sister in Jacksonville.
The best news for the church isn't the arrest; it's the return of their equipment, all of it.
The sheriff's office said the church members are thrilled to have the gear back.