Police: Suspect admitted to setting church on fire

| June 24, 2013

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – A man arrested after a Las Vegas church caught fire admitted to sparking the blaze over an ongoing dispute, according to police.

Las Vegas Metro police released an arrest report describing the June 14 arrest of Adrian Kincade, 35. He was charged with burglary and first degree arson in connection to a fire at Nellis Baptist Church in the 4300 block of N. Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to the arrest report, a witness waiting at a bus stop across from the church heard the front glass doors breaking and saw the church ablaze at about 3 a.m. The witness, in the report, said a person, who police later identified as Kincade, was running out of the church and sat next to her at the stop.

Police were able to arrest Kincade almost an hour after the fire was first reported, the report said.

In an interview with police, Kincade, in the report said he was taking care of some business at the church. He also indicated a dispute with the pastor there.

He then, in the report, admitted to starting the fire, saying he set a bench and a table inside on fire. He also admitted, in the report, to breaking the glass front door with bricks found around the church.



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