Shocking Arrest In Black Church Fires In Louisiana ….

Police in Opelousas, Louisiana have announced that an arrest has been made in three church fires at historic black churches in the St. Landry Parish community.

The suspect is a 21-year-old son of a St. Landry Parish Police Deputy. His name has not been released. U.S. Attorney David Joseph confirmed, “A suspect has been identified in connection with the three church burnings in Opelousas, Louisiana, and is in state custody.

The first fire was reported on March 26th at St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre. On the same day, Greater Union Church was set ablaze. Then on Thursday, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas was heavily damaged by fire. Thankfully no one was hurt in any of the fires.

U.S. Attorney Joseph says the FBI and AFT agents are continuing to work with state and local officials and the victims affected by the church burnings. A joint press conference with state and national law enforcement agencies are expected to take place later today.

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