UPDATE: Man found in Wilkes County Elementary School identified

UPDATE: Man found in Wilkes County Elementary School identified
The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office and GBI are investigating an incident that occurred Monday, Aug. 5 at Wilkes County Elementary School. (Source: WBTV Graphic)

WILKES COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office and GBI are investigating an incident that occurred Monday, Aug. 5 at Wilkes County Elementary School.

Sheriff Mark Moore says deputies responded to call at 7:58 a.m. in reference to an intruder. The first responding deputies were on the scene within 30 seconds.

Authorities say a white man wearing red gym shorts was spotted going towards the gym of the elementary school. After deputies searched, they found 48-year-old Christopher Ray in the school’s gymnasium hiding behind a rolled-up gym mat.

Christopher Ray's mug shot (Courtesy: Wilkes County Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Ray's mug shot (Courtesy: Wilkes County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Wilkes County Sheriff's Office)

Ray is in custody and is charged with burglary 2nd degree and possession of cocaine.

At this time, Sheriff Moore can only confirm that the individual has been arrested and that the sheriff’s office and GBI are working together to investigate this issue.

Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office says no one was harmed in this incident.

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