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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Contact: SSA Kevin Moran

ATF Offers Reward Up to $5,000 in the Zion Lutheran Church Arson

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Arkansas State Police and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the May 22, 2017, arson at the Zion Lutheran Church located at 300 Avilla East Road, Alexander, AR 72002. The fire resulted in a total loss of the property.

On May 22, at approximately 4:16 a.m., a fire was reported at the Zion Lutheran Church. Upon arrival, firefighters found the church engulfed in flames.

The preliminary investigation indicated arson, but the fire is still being actively investigated.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving this crime and are hopeful that this reward will provide additional leads in the investigation. Anyone having information about the fire at the Zion Lutheran Church should call:

1-888-ATF-FIRE (888-283-3473)

Saline County Sheriff’s Office

ATF Little Rock Field Office

Individuals can also submit information through the mobile ReportIt® app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. All individuals providing tips can remain anonymous.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. More information on ATF can be found at


New Orleans Field Division