Man facing arson charges after church fire in Norton. The Norton Police Department reports that Ramsey Freewill Baptist Church caught fire on July 2. The church suffered smoke damage along several church pews and a wall, as well. The church was broke into through the back door and that the front of the church near the altar had been set on fire. Restoration work is underway, while the services are being held in the church fellowship hall. James Garland Mefford has been arrested and is facing multiple charges, including trespassing, entering with intent to damage, burglary, and arson.
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