3 arrested in Ravia church arson

| July 26, 2010

JOHNSTON CO., OK — The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal's Office is confirming three people have been arrested for a church arson in Johnston County.

Flames ripped through the Ravia First Baptist Church early Friday morning. Officials with the State Fire Marshal's Office say three people have been arrested for the arson of the 2,300 square foot church.

Johnston County authorities are not releasing any names or ages, but JoAnne Sellars, the Assistant State Fire Marshal, tells KXII-TV two the three men arrested are adults and the third is a juvenile.

Sellars says the trio could be facing additional charges, like burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The investigation is still on going.

Meanwhile just two days after the arson, church members still held their normal services on Sunday. The new home for the Ravia First Baptist Church congregation is directly across the street from the old church destroyed by fire.

Members say while they're obviously sad about the loss, they're working to move on.



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