POSTED: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 10:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:48am
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Two men already facing life imprisonment for
torching a series of East Texas churches face new arson charges.
A Henderson County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 21-year-old
Jason Robert Bourque on three arson counts, and 23-year-old Daniel
George McAllister on two arson counts.
In a statement, Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee said bonds of $500,000 were
set against each defendant.
The pair were sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to arson
counts in neighboring Smith County.
Nobody was hurt in last year's blazes that damaged or destroyed
10 churches, leading to an investigation that included state and
federal arson experts. Three churches were burned in Athens in
Henderson County, two in Van Zandt County and five in Smith County.