Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Dallas Field Division
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
February 12, 2010
Contact: Thomas Crowley
Cellular: (214) 435-5226
Contact: Franceska Perot
Cellular: (281) 914-8124
East Texas Arson Task Force Releases Sketches
TYLER, Texas — Robert Champion, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), released three composite sketches of individuals that investigators would like to identify and interview in relation to the some of the church arsons that have occurred in the Henderson, Smith and Van Zandt Counties since January 1.
Law enforcement is soliciting the help of the public, said Champion.
Anyone that can identify the individuals in the composite sketches is encouraged to call us and assist with the investigation.
Several tip lines have been established to receive calls around the clock: 1 (888) ATF-FIRE (888-283-3473); (903) 675-0061 and (903) 675-0062. ATF has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
This investigation is being conducted by ATF, Texas Department of Public Safety, Athens Fire Marshal’s Office, Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office, Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office, Tyler Fire Marshal’s Office and the Van Zandt County Fire Marshal’s Office.