FAIRFIELD — Arraignment for a Vacaville church pastor who faces felony charges of stalking, arson and possessing an incendiary device was postponed Friday until Monday after his lawyer dropped the case at a Friday hearing.
Mark W. Lewis is accused of recruiting one of his followers to harass and frighten a Vacaville woman who broke up with Lewis in December 2013 after a one-year relationship. The follower, Anthony Newbolt, allegedly enlisted the help of his girlfriend, Kristen Broyles, and a fellow ex-con, Richerd J. Wright, to firebomb her home, according to police testimony at a court hearing earlier this month.
A court-paid defense lawyer for Lewis will likely be appointed Monday.
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