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Suspected Tennessee Church Arsonist Charged with Civil Rights Violation

A suspected arsonist from Nashville, Tennessee, has been charged with a civil rights violation after he allegedly enviornment fireplace to four churches across the Nashville save within the summer season of 2019.

Per the Department of Justice, 28-twelve months-previous Alan Douglas Fox has been charged with setting fireplace to Crievewood Baptist Church, Crievewood United Methodist Church, Priest Lake Community Baptist Church and Saint Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church between June 17 and June 26, 2019.

Crievewood United Methodist Church became the first church to be enviornment ablaze by Fox on June 17. He then attacked Crievewood Baptist Church and Saint Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church on June 25 and Priest Lake Community Baptist Church on June 26.

Fox became also reportedly armed at some stage within the assault on Crievewood Baptist Church and is being charged with carrying and utilizing a firearm at some stage within the arson.

Per the Department of Justice, criminal recordsdata says that Fox purposely enviornment the fires “as a result of the non secular character of the churches.” The Department of Justice did now now not elaborate on what precisely that entails.

If convicted, Fox also can recount as much as 20 years per fireplace in prison. He will be going through a five-twelve months sentence for the firearm violation, which he would relief consecutively, Fox 17 Recordsdata experiences.

This case became investigated by the FBI, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Nashville Fire Department, the Department of Justice acknowledged in an announcement announcing the charges against Fox. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Beth Myers and Trial Attorney Kyle Boynton of the Civil Rights Division.

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Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of ChristianHeadlines.com since 2018. She has B.A. levels in English and Historical past and previously wrote for and became the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket newspaper. She has written on her weblog since 2012 and has also contributed to IBelieve.com and Crosswalk.com.

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