6 charged in Tacoma church arson

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TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have charged six people with arson and vehicle theft for a fire last year at a Tacoma church and day care.

They are accused of stealing a van and putting a rock on the gas pedal to drive it into the Church of God in Christ building. Police also found someone broke a window in May of 2012 and spilled a bottle of gasoline to light a fire in the church day care.

The News Tribune reports most of the defendants have lengthy criminal records.