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Transient man arrested for setting fire to Longmont church

Posted at 9:14 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 23:15:53-04

LONGMONT, Colo. — Police in Longmont announced that an arrest was made in connection to a church fire that caused more than $5,000 in damage.

Cassidy Cole Moroney, 34, was arrested Tuesday evening and booked on first degree arson charges, police said.

Police allege Moroney, who they say is a transient, set fire to the Central Longmont Presbyterian Church at 402 Kimbark Street early Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the church about 5:40 a.m. and worked to contain the fire, saving the building from significant damage, police said.

Investigators say Moroney broke a window in a door at the church and used an accelerant to start the fire.

On Sunday, authorities released surveillance camera stills of a man they called a suspect at the time. However, investigators have not said if that man was Moroney.