(AP) — A North Carolina teenager is accused of setting the fire that destroyed a Stokesdale church in December.
The News & Record of Greensboro reported Friday that Harley Kendall Fulp of Stokesdale has been charged with felonious burning of a church or other religious building. Authorities say the 18-year-old Fulp intentionally set the Dec. 22 fire at Gideon Grove United Methodist Church.
The fire reduced the red brick church to a blackened, roofless shell. Gideon Grove was one of five Methodist churches in the area believed to have been set on fire intentionally since December.
Rockingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Kevin Suthard said authorities are investigating whether Fulp had a role in the other fires. He is being held in the Rockingham County jail under a $50,000 bond.