From left, Anthony T. Newbolt, Kristen M. Broyles, Richerd J. Wright

From left, Anthony T. Newbolt, Kristen M. Broyles, Richerd J. Wright


Firebombing suspects appear in court

By From page A6 | January 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Three of four suspects in the Jan. 9 firebombing of a Vacaville home made their second court appearances Thursday.

Kristen M. Broyles, 30, Anthony T. Newbolt, 33, and Richerd J. Wright, 28, all agreed to postpone a probable cause hearing scheduled for next week until March 3. They previously pleaded not guilty to felony charges of arson and possessing an incendiary device.

Vacaville police arrested the trio Jan. 9 shortly after 911 calls reporting a fire at around 3:30 a.m. at a home on Chateau Circle. They were together in a rental car that was stopped a short time after the report of the fire, which caused only minor damage because residents doused the flames. There were six people, including three children, in the home at the time of the fire.

A fourth suspect, the Rev. Mark W. Lewis of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, was also arrested but has not been charged with any crimes. He is free on $500,000 bail.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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