A Minnesota man, 31, has been arrested for a fire at a church building that inspectors say was intentionally set.
Jessie Tyler Bromaghim, 31, faces felony counts of arson, criminal damage and attempted vehicle theft after being accused of starting a fire and tipping over a statue at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, according to a report from The Winona Daily News.
The fire was set Wednesday. Channel 5 television reports seven fire departments responded to the fire. Their quick actions prevented structural damage to the building.
A sheriff’s office news release says investigators found vandalism inside the sanctuary.
Bromaghim is held in the Buffalo County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court May 23.
No motive for the arson or vandalism has been announced.