- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve charged a suspect with first-degree arson after a fire heavily damaged a church in Roswell, just north of Atlanta.

Roswell Fire Department spokesman Paul Piccirilli tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 24-year-old Juan Carlos Ramirez faces a charge of first-degree arson. Fulton County Jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at the Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church on Old Alabama Road around 2 a.m. Sunday. They said that parts of the church, and parts of the woods surrounding the building, were in flames when firefighters arrived.

Roswell police told WSB-TV that Ramirez was running around naked and talking about Jesus. He was initially charged with disorderly conduct, then arson.


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