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Police: Suspect admitted to setting church on fire

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A man arrested after a Las Vegas church caught fire admitted to sparking the blaze over an ongoing dispute, according to police.

Las Vegas Metro police released an arrest report describing the June 14 arrest of Adrian Kincade, 35. He was charged with burglary and first degree arson in connection to a fire at Nellis Baptist Church in the 4300 block of N. Las Vegas Boulevard.

According to the arrest report, a witness waiting at a bus stop across from the church heard the front glass doors breaking and saw the church ablaze at about 3 a.m. The witness, in the report, said a person, who police later identified as Kincade, was running out of the church and sat next to her at the stop.

Police were able to arrest Kincade almost an hour after the fire was first reported, the report said.

In an interview with police, Kincade, in the report said he was taking care of some business at the church. He also indicated a dispute with the pastor there.

He then, in the report, admitted to starting the fire, saying he set a bench and a table inside on fire. He also admitted, in the report, to breaking the glass front door with bricks found around the church.

A church official told police, in the report, that Kincade had once trespassed on the property and even made threats to a pastor and his family.

An arson detective confirmed, in the report, multiple fires were set with the use of ordinary combustibles in the front entry and hallway lobby area of the facility.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire. Officials said flame and smoke damage caused about $40,000 in damage.

Clark County Fire and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators probed the fire.

Kincade was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

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