Dozens Of Bullet Holes Found In East Texas Baptist Church

| March 20, 2010

NEW BOSTON (March 19, 2010)—A worker who was changing a light bulb at a church in northeast Texas discovered nearly three-dozen bullet holes along the building’s eaves.

Liberty Hill Baptist Church Pastor James O. Hilton said the bullets could have damaged electrical wiring.
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He said whoever fired at the building "took a chance on setting the church on fire."

At least 35 bullet holes were discovered March 12 when a security light was changed at the church near New Boston.

Authorities say they may have been made by shotgun pellets.

Hilton told the Texarkana Gazette that it must have happened since January when the steeple was tightened, because the bullet holes weren’t there then.

Bowie County Sheriff’s Office investigator Robby McCarver said Friday it looks like someone was trying to shoot out a street light and "the church was in the background and got hit."

McCarver told The Associated Press that nobody has been arrested.

New Boston is about 100 miles northeast of Tyler, where the investigation into a string of area church fires led to the arrest of two men in late February.

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