Rockford man charged in two church fires on East State Street

Arson charge
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Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 3:26 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A federal grand jury officially charged a 27-year-old man Tuesday for a string of church fires last month.

Marzavious Thomas, 27, of Rockford faces two counts of arson in a pair of church fires on East State Street.

He faces a maximum of 20 years for each count.

According to the indictment, Thomas started a fire at two different church buildings on or around October 19.

During the investigation, Thomas was taken into custody.