Investigators say Minnesota man vandalized church building; set it on fire


A Minnesota man, 31, has been arrested for a fire at a church building that inspectors say was intentionally set.

Jessie Tyler Bromaghim, 31, faces felony counts of arson, criminal damage and attempted vehicle theft after being accused of starting a fire and tipping over a statue at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, according to a report from The Winona Daily News.

The fire was set Wednesday.  Channel 5 television reports seven fire departments responded to the fire.  Their quick actions prevented structural damage to the building.

A sheriff’s office news release says investigators found vandalism inside the sanctuary.

Bromaghim is held in the Buffalo County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court May 23.

No motive for the arson or vandalism has been announced.

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