Arrest made in Utah LDS church fires

by | Nov. 01, 2010

News from Utah

Investigators Sunday arrested a man suspected of setting fire to two LDS Church meetinghouses in South Salt Lake early Saturday.

Patrick Ehat, 26, of Salt Lake City, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Sunday — about 23 hours after the first church fire was reported. Both churches had broken windows, and police reports state that Ehat has injuries consistent with climbing through a broken window.

Ehat was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of two counts of arson, two counts of criminal mischief and two counts of burglary.

"We're grateful we have this person off the street," said South Salt Lake police detective Gary Keller.

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