Investigators ask for tips to help find criminal who set fire at Mississippi church building

An arson at a Winston County, Mississippi church office remains under investigation.

The fire was reported Wednesday at the New Zion Baptist Church around 7:30 a.m.  Investigators determined someone pushed in a window to get in the building.  Once inside, they set fire to couch cushions in an office. The fire did not spread and only smoldering cushions were discovered when staff arrived.

Officials have not yet determined a suspect or a motive.  A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of the criminal who started the fire. Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.


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