Rowan County Deputies Search For Arson Suspect

SALISBURY, N.C. — Deputies say they are searching for a man who set Franklin Baptist Church on fire using an accelerant around 10:15 p.m. on October 6th.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office say several witnesses saw a white man wearing tan overalls and a ball cap, with sandy colored hair walking from the fire around 10:19 p.m., and detectives obtained a video from Pop’s Country Story off Highway 601 showing the suspect.

Detectives say an area of landscaping, an exterior door, a vinyl window, and parts of a vinyl soffit were damaged in the fire.

Police say anyone with more information should call Deputy Tyler Bare at 704-216-8713 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.