Man arrested for arson following Merritt church fires

Merritt police have made an arrest in connection with a string of alleged arsons at Nicola Valley churches.

RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore said a 37-year-old man was arrested on Thursday.

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“We had some evidence and were able to obtain a search warrant for further evidence,” she said.

“We executed that search warrant yesterday afternoon and were able to obtain evidence that we were looking for and, as a result, made an arrest.”

The suspect’s name has not been made public.

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