(Update to our previous post.)
The Delta Democrat Times, WREG News Channel 3, and other news agencies are reporting that Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Mississippi has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson in the burning of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville Mississippi. McClinton is a black man, and is a member of the Hopewell church, whose congregation is predominantly African-American.
Mississippi authorities who made the arrest have not indicated any motive for the arson. Surely, many people originally jumped to the conclusion that the arson must have been committed by a white, Trump-loving racist (the words “Vote Trump” were spray painted on the side of the church around the time it was torched). Some Hillary Clinton supporters will no doubt be privately disappointed by this new development. The arson was committed one week before the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Hopefully an arrest will soon be made in burning of the Republican Party office in Hillsborough, North Carolina last October.