Tag: Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

Exclusive: Jason Bourque Speaks Out About Church Fires

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



TYLER(KYTX) – During the church fire investigation, Jason Bourque never opened up to investigators about how he set the fires, why he did, or what he was thinking. But Sunday from the Smith County Jail, he spent 30 minutes on the phone with CBS 19's Michele Reese to tell us his side of the story. […]




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Special Report: Investigators Discuss Church Fires

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments



A phone call changed it all. "We got a phone call from a female saying her husband was good friends with two guys who are claiming to be the ones doing the church fires," Texas Ranger, Brent Davis, said. The tip lead Davis and former ATF agent Larry Smith to Jason Bourque and Daniel McAllister. […]




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Trail of Terror: Church Arson Investigators Tell Their Stories

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



As the clock ticked past 3:30 a.m. Feb. 21, 2010, SWAT members clenched automatic weapons and readied themselves outside a double-wide mobile home in Grand Saline. Miles away in his Tyler living room, a sleepy State District Judge Jack Skeen Jr. scribbled his signature on two arrest warrants. Fifty-two days had passed since the start […]




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Church Leaders Report No Threats or Unusual Activity Prior to Arson Fire Destroying LDS Meetinghouse in Washington Read more: KCSG Television – Church Leaders Report No Threats or Unusual Activity Prior to Arson Fire Destroying LDS Meetinghouse in Washington

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments



(Mukilteo, WA) – Fire officials have completed their investigation into an arson fire that destroyed a 21-year old meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 11001 Harbour Pointe Boulevard, Mukilteo, Washington. Lynnwood Washington Stake President Jeffrey B. Lee said neither of the Bishops who serve in the two wards (congregations) of […]




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Juvenile arrested for church arson

| September 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



A juvenile has been arrested on charges of arson and burglary following a fire at a Marianna church. Officers with the Marianna Police Department responded to the Refuge Tabernacle Church of God on Chipola Street Friday, in reference to the report of a suspicious male exiting the building. When officers arrived, they discovered smoke coming […]




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Seventh suspect arrested in church fire

| July 25, 2010 | 0 Comments



BROWN COUNTY, Ind. — Another arrest has been made in the arson of Brown County's Grandview Apostolic Church, making the seventh arrest in the case. According to a release from the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office, Skylar C. Ping,19, was arrested. Earlier this week, Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office arrested Nathan R. Bauermeister, Jonathan K. […]




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St. Petersburg church fire ruled arson

| July 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A fire that charred a St. Petersburg church has been ruled arson, ABC Action News has learned. Lt. Joel Granata of St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue told reporter Don Germaise, "It's definitely arson. We're still early in the investigation, that's all I can tell you, but it looks like arson." Just […]




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Church fire on Reservation under investigation

| July 20, 2010 | 0 Comments



A late night fire at at a Presbyterian Church on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation may have been deliberately set, according to Tim Yaeger, emergency management coordinator for Genesee County. The fire is under investigation by the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, the Alabama Fire Department and Yaeger's office. Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster said the fire was […]




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Hateful Graffiti Discovered Near Burned Church

| July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



NASHVILLE, Ind. — Derogatory graffiti found near the burned shell of a historic Brown County church could be linked to this week's arson. Firefighters were called to the Grandview Apostolic Church at 8349 Grandview Road just before 5 a.m. on Wednesday, and investigators from the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office and the U.S. Bureau of […]




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ATF Investigates West Sac Church Fire

| June 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators in West Sacramento on Sunday said someone intentionally burned a church down. Investigators called the fire that broke out at the Broderick Christian Center at Sixth and Andrew streets Sunday morning suspicious. Those who run the facility also said it was no accident. […]




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Second Defendant in Springfield, Massachusetts, Church Arson Pleads Guilty

| June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Justice Department today announced that Thomas Gleason, 22, of Springfield, Mass., pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with two crimes related to the burning of the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, a predominantly African-American church, in Springfield on the morning after President Barack Obama was elected […]




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Ohio Co. church fire turns to criminal investigation

| June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



OHIO CO., KY (WFIE) – ATF agents and Kentucky State Police say they have no suspects now for the two fires at There Is Hope Community Church and Pastor Blacklock's home in Ohio Co., but they did find accelerants in Blacklock's home. "I can't conceive anything I've done in my ministry, my personal life, or […]




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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Racially Motivated Church Arson

| June 17, 2010 | 1 Comment



WASHINGTON—The Justice Department today announced that Benjamin Haskell, 23, of Springfield, Mass., pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with two crimes related to the burning of the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, a predominantly African-American church, in Springfield on the morning after President Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president […]




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Pastor’s son pleads guilty in church fire

| June 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



WINDER — Two of the three men charged with arson in a 2005 fire that destroyed New Life Deliverance Church pleaded guilty this morning in Barrow County Superior Court. Prosecutors believe the Rev. Quincy Arnold, 50, of Lawrenceville, asked his 25-year-old son Maurice Arnold to burn down his New Life Deliverance Church in December 2005. […]




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Live bomb discovered in Carroll County, AR church

| June 11, 2010 | 0 Comments



CARROLL COUNTY, AR — The discovery of a bomb at Osage Baptist Church in rural Carroll County has sent shockwaves through this community. Officials say they don't believe church members were the target here. Instead, they say voters may have been who this bomber was after. It's a crime that surprises even Carroll County Sheriff […]




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