Texas volunteer firefighter sets church on fire

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:33am

Hamby — A Hamby volunteer firefighter is behind bars after he was arrested for arson.

24-year old Taylor Partain, who is a lieutenant with the Hamby Volunteer Fire Department, was taken into custody this morning after the Taylor County Sheriff's Office said he admitted to starting a fire.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. at the Hamby United Methodist Church. An outer wall of the building was damaged.

The pastor of the church says that Partain was not a member and doesn't know why he chose this place of worship to commit arson.

Partain is currently being held in the Taylor County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Hamby is located about 10 miles northeast of Abilene, Tx.

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