Police: Man arrested for arson in connection to Riverhead church fire

Police say a fire was intentionally set at a Riverhead church early Saturday morning, and have arrested a person in connection to it.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2019, 10:18 AM

Updated 1,672 days ago

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Police say a fire was intentionally set at a Riverhead church early Saturday morning, and have arrested a person in connection to it.
Flames broke out at the Luz En Tu Senda Church on Roanoke Avenue around 2 a.m.
Police say the fire started outside the church but spread to the interior.
They say arson investigators were called to the scene, and surveillance video revealed that 33-year-old Lee Ragland set the fire.
Ragland is facing a felony arson charge. The church was empty at the time of the fire and no one was injured.


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