Cumberland County deputies arrest man suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails thrown at 2 churches

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Monday evening that it has made an arrest of the suspect believed to be responsible for throwing Molotov cocktails at two churches during the weekend.

The two churches targeted on Sunday were Grays Creek Church and New Calvary Missionary.

Security cameras captured the suspect's vehicle at both locations -- a 4-door grey car with tinted windows.

The sheriff's office said Terry Wayne Raeford, 57, of Fayetteville, was arrested and charged with two counts of manufacture, assembly, possession, storage, transportation, sale, purchase, delivery, or acquisition of weapon of mass death and destruction, and two counts of malicious damage of occupied property by use of explosive or incendiary;

Raeford is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $200,000 secured bond and is set for a first court appearance Tuesday.

The sheriff's office said Raeford is "fully cooperating with the investigation."

Anyone with further information about these incidents is asked to please contact Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Arson Investigator T. Whitman at (910) 321-6786 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers' information may also be submitted electronically.
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