California pastor arrested on suspicion of arson

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Updated: 1/13/2014 1:49 pm

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pastor has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire at a home that was sparked by a Molotov cocktail.

The Reporter of Vacaville reports that 39-year-old Mark Lewis, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, was being held at Solano County Jail on suspicion of arson on an inhabited dwelling, conspiracy and stalking following his arrest on Friday, a day after the attack.

Three other people have also been arrested in connection with the firebombing. Six people were sleeping inside the home at the time, but no one was hurt.

A motive for the attack was not clear, although police say one of the occupants of the home had a restraining order against Lewis. It was also not clear whether Lewis had an attorney. A phone listing for the church was disconnected.

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