Monday, February 22, 2010
Jason Robert Bourque and Daniel George McAllister Accused Of Igniting More Than the Passion of Local Church Communities!
How low can criminals get? Setting fire in churches? Somethings should be off limits even for the worst of souls. Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and Daniel George McAllister, 21, were charged with one count of arson each in connection with a fire set at the Dover Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas on February 8. Texas Department of Public Safety apparently have reason to believe that these two men are connected to nine other church fires that have been set since January 1. The pair are also considered suspects in the attempted break-ins at three separate churches earlier this month.
Apparently, multiple pieces of evidence points to one of the suspects utilizing DNA evidence concerning how the fires were lit. Governor Rick Perry thanked the local, state and federal officers who conducted the investigation. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Apparently, a tip to a hotline led to the arrests according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency had offered a $25,000 reward for information about the fires. Despite interviewing the suspects, there is still no information on motive. An 11th arson fire in Temple, Texas, is apparently unrelated according to Robert Champion of the ATF in Dallas.
Keep in mind, this dynamic duo is to be presumed innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law!