Arson Suspects Stay Behind Bars

Three college students accused of setting a string of church fires in Alabama will not be getting out of jail, despite a federal judge's ruling Thursday.

The judge ruled the trio could be released on $50,000 bond each, but they will remain in custody because of new arrest warrants issued Thursday by the state.

The warrants charged the trio with arson in Bibb County, where five of the nine fires happened in February.

Alabama officials say keeping them behind bars is a high priority.

"The severity is quite high. We look at it very seriously. Many in the community are upset with what happened in our county," said Sheriff Johnny Isaac of Greene County.

Benjamin Moseley, Russell Debusk, Jr., and Matthew Cloyd are charged federally with starting nine fires in all, including two in Sumter County.


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