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Man charged with arson after May fire at Memphis church

Flames erupted the afternoon of May 13 at Elliston Baptist Church.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is charged with arson after flames erupted last month at Elliston Baptist Church.

According to the Memphis Fire Department, the fire happened at 4 p.m. on May 13. 

After the fire happened, investigators were looking for a person of interest who went by "Johnny".

Investigators said Thursday Jonathan Alvarado, 32, is charged with arson. At this time, no bond information is available.

Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office

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Flames erupted at Elliston Baptist Church on Friday. 

Investigators are looking for a person of interest who goes by "Johnny" and can be seen in the video attached.  

According to the Memphis Fire Department, the incident took place at 4 p.m. 

If you have any information to share, you can call crime stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

Credit: Janice Bridges

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