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Arson 2nd degree and Burglary 3rd degree arrest

Date of News Release: 02/23/2011

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) - On February 23, 2011, Det. Terry Scott, arrested Randy Shawn Matthews, 37 years of age, of Cowan, TN, charging him with Arson 2nd degree and Burglary 3rd degree. The charges stem from February 20, 2011, investigation into the burglary and arson of the Stone's View United Methodist Church in Grayson County. Mr. Matthews had burglarized the church and then set fire to the building. Mr. Matthews then stole a vehicle from a residence in the vicinity of the church. Mr. Matthews was apprehended in the vehicle by the Daviess County Sheriff's Office and charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle. The investigation was a joint effort with the Kentucky State Fire Marshall's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Arson Task Force. Mr. Matthews is incarcerated in the Daviess County jail awaiting extradition to Grayson County. No bail has been set.

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