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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man accused of robbing a Wilmington church last night says he was framed.

Just before 10 p.m. police responded to a breaking and entering at Emmanuel Temple Church. That’s where they found James Davis in an alley way an arrested him for stealing from the church.

Today during a jailhouse interview, Davis said he was trying to get paid $130 his boss owed him just before police arrested him for allegedly stealing a computer from a church.

“He got out of the car and disappeared,” Davis said of the other man. “I didn’t know what he was doing. I didn’t.”

Davis said soon after he met his boss to collect the cash, he realized the man had other intentions, and he didn’t realize what the building was next to the alley where they met.

“I didn’t know it was a church,” Davis said.

Although police say Davis robbed the church, he is adamant that he’s innocent.

“I don’t deserve to be here (in jail),” Davis said. “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Davis said if he does sees his boss again, he will do something wrong.

“I don’t think I would be talking to him actually. I think I would be back in here for really hurting that boy,” Davis said.

Davis had something to say to the congregation and the pastor he is accused of hurting.

“I can talk to him, and we can pray together,” he said.

The assistant pastor of Emmanuel Temple Church, told WWAY they are letting the police handle the matter.

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