Jefferson Co. deputies investigate church arson - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Jefferson Co. deputies investigate church arson

Source: WBRC video Source: WBRC video
Signs of damage at Bellview Baptist Church in McCalla. Source: WBRC video Signs of damage at Bellview Baptist Church in McCalla. Source: WBRC video
MCCALLA, AL (WBRC) -

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a church arson in McCalla.

The sheriff's office responded to a burglary alarm at Bellview Baptist Church located in the 6600 Block of Eastern Valley Road around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

While in route to the call, the sheriff's office received a call that a white male was pouring gas on the front of the church and had set it on fire. Windows at the church were busted out and the suspect poured gasoline on a bench inside the church.

Deputies say the suspect fled in a Chevrolet Impala while a witness tried to extinguish the fire.

Church members believe the witness scared off the suspect before he was able to gain full access to the church, preventing him from setting the sanctuary on fire. The church was still able to have their church service on Sunday.

The McAdory Fire Department responded to the scene to make sure the fire was out. The investigation is ongoing.

On Wednesday, authorities offered a $10,000 reward in the case for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 205-324-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:10:16 GMT
    KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    More >>
  • Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

    Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:45:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:45:22 GMT

    The school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn’t have sex.

    More >>

    The school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn’t have sex.

    More >>
  • Abandoned at Birth

    Abandoned at Birth

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:21:57 GMT

    A baby left in a dumpster in the first hours of his life has recovered and is getting ready to celebrate his third birthday. 

    More >>

    A baby left in a dumpster in the first hours of his life has recovered and is getting ready to celebrate his third birthday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly