Man arrested in connection to church arson, burglary

Man arrested in connection to church arson, burglary
44-year-old Daniel Peterson arrested in connection to arson, burglary of church (Source: Pima County Sheriff’s Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Pima County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man in connection to burglary and arson at a church that occurred this morning.

On Monday, February 15, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., deputies responded to Victory Church, located at 2651 West Ruthrauff Road, for a report of a possible burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a glass door leading into the church was shattered. The suspect, later identified as 44-year-old Daniel Peterson, was located inside the facility and detained. Deputies also found at least $9,000 in damages to equipment, furniture, and carpeting in an audio/visual room during the investigation.

Peterson was arrested for Arson of a Structure, Criminal Damage, Aggravated Criminal Damage of a place of worship, and Burglary, all felony offenses.

He was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex.

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