Monday, March 09, 2009

March 24 hearing set for man accused of Lamar Catholic Church arson

A 9 a.m. March 24 hearing has been scheduled for John Franklin Manco, 18, Lamar, who is charged with burglary and arson in connection with the Feb. 8 fire that destroyed St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lamar. Judge Charles Curless will preside at the hearing, according to Barton County Circuit Court records.

Manco, who lived near the church, turned himself in today, and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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