- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two Delaware men have been arrested on arson charges in fires at three churches in the Felton area, all in a four-hour period.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office says the first fire happened around 2 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Healing Hands Christian Church, which was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

As crews battled that blaze, another fire was reported at the Manship Chapel. The last fire came at 5:30 a.m. at the Laws Mennonite Church.

Deputy fire marshals arrested 26-year-old Alex Harrington Jr. of Frederica and 25-year-old Joseph Skochelak of Dover on three counts each of arson, burglary and conspiracy. It’s unclear whether they have attorneys.

The damage to all three churches is estimated at $86,000 total, with the bulk at Healing Hands. No one was injured.


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