Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Arrest Made In Lincoln County Fire Investigation
Date of News Release: 09/17/2010
(Crab Orchard, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police has charged a 17-year old Lincoln County resident in connection with the August 4, 2010 fire that damaged the Crab Orchard Baptist Church. The juvenile was charged with Arson 1st through the Office of the Court Designated Worker. He has been placed in juvenile detention. This fire, along with a series of others in the area, remain under investigation. The public is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state), or the arson tip hotline at 1-800-27-ARSON if they have any information which may help investigators. The investigating officer is Detective Pat Alford.