Deputy's son arrested in connection with fires of historically-black churches in Louisiana
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On Wednesday, KATC reported that Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old son of a St. Landry Parish deputy, has been arrested for three recent fires set at African-American churches in Louisiana.


The fires, which started in late March, occurred at St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelouas, and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas.

A state fire marshal spokesperson will hold a news conference on Thursday morning, with Gov. John Bel Edwards in attendance.