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Man Arrested in Connection With St. Louis Church Fires

A 35-year-old man has been charged with two of seven fires set in the span of two weeks in St. Louis, reports NBC News.

David Lopez Jackson was detained Thursday and is facing two counts of second-degree arson, said St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson.

Jackson has been linked to fires set on Oct. 17 at New Life Missionary Baptist Church and Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Dotson said.

Forensic evidence linked the gas used as an accelerant in one of the fires to Jackson, and his car was spotted in surveillance footage at one of the churches on the day of the fire, Dotson said. A gasoline canister was found in the car, he said.

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