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2 Suspected Arsonists In Smith County Jail

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



A long-awaited sigh of relief that area churches and hundreds of law enforcement officials sought finally was realized Sunday with the arrests of two men believed to have torched 10 churches since Jan 1. Though exhausted from weeks of working around the clock, scores of law enforcement men and women filled the Smith County Peace […]




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2 More Churches Go Up In Flames Within 3 Miles Of Each Other

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



Area firefighters from multiple departments were scrambling to respond to at least two church fires within three miles of each other in Smith County on Monday night — the latest in a rash of East Texas church fires, many of which have been ruled arsons. Firefighters first responded to a fire at Dover Baptist Church, […]




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Reward For Arsonist Info Up To $25,000

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent string of church fires in East Texas has now been raised to $25,000. Clay Alexander, Tyler Bureau of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the reward has been raised from $10,000 to $25,000 in hopes […]




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Reward increased for information on East Texas church arsons

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



February 9, 2010 Reward increased for information on East Texas church arsons The reward for information on the identity of the arsonist who has burned at least eight churches in the East Texas area since January 1 has been increased to $25,000. Investigators from numerous local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the area […]




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