Tag: Arson

Church arson suspect seeking new attorney

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



Claiming he is not receiving proper legal representation, Victor Rudolph Clegg Jr., the Burlington man authorities say started the April 16 fire that gutted the Union Baptist Church, has asked a judge to replace his court-appointed public defender. Clegg told District Court Judge Cynthia Danielson on Monday his attorney, James Carter, has referred to him […]




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Church arson suspects formally charged in Icelandic court

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



Four young people have been charged with deliberately burning Iceland’s famous Krysuvik church to the ground on 2nd January last year. The church had been a protected building for twenty years. According to the charges laid by the state prosecutor, the two men born in 1990 and two girls born in 1993 poured petrol over […]




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Possible witness wanted for questioning in church arson

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



WALKER COUNTY, GA. (WRCB)– Walker County Fire Investigators are relentless in their search for a suspected church arsonist and they are looking for a man, who may hold the answers. In July Garrett's Chapel Baptist in Chickamauga somehow caught fire, causing about $500,000 in damages to two buildings. The man officials need to speak with […]




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Church in India suffers arson attack

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



An attack on a church in India has prompted the parish priest, Father John Felix, to make an official complaint to state authorities. In the latest incident at the end of August, attackers targeting Mother Mary Church in Hyderabad, central India, set fire to the main altar, Bibles, missals, hymnals, crucifixes and liturgical vestments. In […]




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Church intentionally set on fire

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE – Someone intentionally set a fire at a church near downtown Temple. Investigators are still trying to find the person responsible. "It's not an accidental," Capt. Jonathan Christian said. "There's no electrical appliances or anything out there that could've started the fire." Pastor DeWayne McBride says members of the church called him early Tuesday […]




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Central Texas Church Fire Believed To Be Work Of Arsonist

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE (September 6, 2011)—Fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a Temple church and fire investigators were saying they believe the cause was arson. Temple Fire and Rescue units were sent at about 2 a.m. Tuesday to Grace Temple Ministries church, at 801 S. 13th., where the first units to arrive reported smoke and flames […]




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Arson Blamed For Playground Fire

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



Children are forced to find a new place to play after a fire burns down a church playground. It's the work of an arson, and it spread to a neighbor's home. It's almost hard to recognize a once vibrant playground that was part of the Saint Agnes Church on 23rd & Q Street. Recently, a […]




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Member Of Aryan Brotherhood Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime And Attempted Murder Of Disabled African-American

| September 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



Steven Scott Cantrell, of Crane, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to hate crime charges stemming from a series of racially-motivated arsons in December 2010, including the arson of a historic African-American church as part of an effort to murder a disabled African-American man, the US Justice Department announced. Cantrell, 25, pleaded guilty to damaging religious property […]




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Texas Man Set To Plead Friday In Church Fire Arson

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



MIDLAND (September 2, 2011)–A man prosecutors say torched a predominantly black church in West Texas is scheduled to enter a plea in federal court in Midland on Friday. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Midland says Steven Cantrell is a member of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. Click here to find […]




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Vicar forgives youth who set fire to church

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A TEENAGER who robbed an 84-year-old woman at knifepoint in a church he had set alight at the end of a spree of violent offending has been jailed. The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, demanded cash from the old lady after confronting her in St Bartholemew’s and All Saints’, in Wootton […]




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Catholic church attacked in Andhra Pradesh, Bibles and religious objects burned

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Delhi (AsiaNews) – Another Malankara Catholic church has been targeted by extremists in India, who set fire to the altar and burned copies of the Bible contained within. The attack was reported by activists of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) and comes only days after another attack on a Malankara Church, in Pune, […]




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Church Fire Ruled as Arson; Congregation Concerned

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A church service in Charleston stopped before it could even get started, Sunday. The pastor of Pentecostal Affirming Ministries arrived before the afternoon service to find the building full of smoke. Now, fire officials have determined it to be an attempted arson. Members of the congregation just had the building donated […]




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Church faces fire and burglary with faith

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



The easy question to ask, Pastor Al Saucedo told his congregation Sunday morning, is "Who would burn a church?" But that is not the question that a Christian should be asking. The right question, he told the worshippers packed into the small annex building behind the fire-gutted main sanctuary of the Valley View Church of […]




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Former janitor charged with burning church in Grand Rapids, Minn.

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



A disgruntled former church janitor was charged Thursday with starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damage to United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids last month. Authorities say Robert Evans Shepard told them he also threw eggs at the window of the church pastor’s office, ran over a handicapped parking sign in the parking lot […]




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Dickinson church arsonist sentenced to 6 years

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



A judge sentenced a 21-year-old Dickinson man who set fire to a church to six years in prison during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse Tuesday. Joshua Whitworth was charged with burglary, theft of property and arson after breaking into the Church of Christ in Dickinson, stealing $130 and starting a fire to destroy […]




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