Fire set at Christian Church in Colorado, suspect arrested by FBI and ATF

By Matt Connelly
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A Christian church in Colorado had its windows broken and a fire set inside the building this past Thursday and local police have made an arrest in coordination with the FBI and ATF. 

According to the Loveland, Colorado Police Department, “On Friday, January 21, 2023, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Loveland Police made an arrest in the arson which occurred on Thursday, January 19, 2023, shortly before midnight at the Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 2825 E. 1st St. Thankfully, Loveland Fire and Rescue Authority arrived quickly to ensure the fires were extinguished.”

Loveland police also noted their cooperation with the FBI and ATF on the case, “…in coordination with our partners from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, and Firearms obtained evidence to substantiate an arrest warrant.”

The suspect was identified as Darion Sexton, 21 years old, and he was booked on charges of Possession, use, or removal of an Incendiary Device, and first degree arson. 

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.