MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk says a
fourth Auburn resident has been charged in connection with three
February church fires in Lee and Chambers counties.
Paulk announced says 20-year-old Phillip Joel Chapman was
arrested Monday night and was charged on Tuesday with arson and
The charges are related to fires at Liberty CME Church and the
Union Hill CME Church in the Oak Bowery community in Chambers
County, and the Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church near Salem in
Lee County. Chapman is being held in the Lee County Detention
The three people arrested previously in the case are Christopher
Michael Ware, Taylor Hensley Jennings and Cody Lauren Jasper. Each
is charged with arson and burglary.
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