Two suspects arrested inEast Texas church fires

Suspected of setting at least nine fires
Two young men suspected of setting at least nine churches on fire in East Texas were active in the youth group of a Southern Baptist congregation before drifting away from church after the mother of one of them died three years ago.

David McAllister, father of 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister, one of two men arrested February 21 on an arson charge, told the Tyler Morning Telegraph he had struggled with keeping his son on the right track since his wife died of a heart attack. His wife, he said, homeschooled the boy and kept him active in First Baptist Church in Ben Wheeler, Texas, east of Dallas.


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