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Arrest made in black Mississippi church burning

State law enforcement officials say a member of the Greenville church that was burned and vandalized with "Vote Trump" in spray paint is in custody for the Nov. 1 crime.

Greenville police on Wednesday arrested Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland for setting Hopewell Baptist Church on fire and scrawling "Vote Trump" on the side in spray paint, according to Warren Strain with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. McClinton is charged with one count of first degree arson of a place of worship.

Clarion Ledger

Posted December 21, 2016 - 9:57 pm

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