“Surveillance images of a person and vehicle of interest
with a possible connection to three arson fires and one shooting
at three Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness locations in Thurston County.
Photo credit: ATF
– “$36,000 reward for suspect who burned 3 Jehovah’s Witnesses churches in Thurston County”
“Four recent attacks on Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Thurston County are being investigated as hate crimes.
“Over the past four months, police say someone set fire to two Kingdom Halls in Tumwater and Olympia, and fired dozens of rounds into a Kingdom Hall in Yelm.”
“At a press conference Wednesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and the Arson Alarm Foundation announced a $36,000 reward for the suspect.”
“The third incident took place May 15 when an unknown suspect shot at a Kingdom Hall in Yelm. Police said about 35 rifle rounds were fired at the building causing more than $10,000 in damage.”
“Anyone with information on the fires of the shooting should call ATF’s toll-free hotline at 888-ATF-TIPS, Crime Stoppers of South Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS, or the Arson Alarm Foundation at 1-800-55-ARSON.”
By KCPQ TV 13 News Staff.