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Pastor, 3 others arrested in arson case

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From page A4 | January 11, 2014 |

The Rev. Mark W. Lewis

The Rev. Mark W. Lewis

VACAVILLE — Police arrested four people, including a local pastor, after an alleged failed attempt to burn down an occupied home on Chateau Circle early Thursday morning.

Vacaville police received a call at 3:30 a.m. Thursday from a person inside a residence on Chateau Circle, saying a Molotov cocktail had been thrown into the home, according to a news release.

No one was injured. Damage to the home was minimal as the occupants were able to extinguish the fire before emergency personnel arrived.

Police said six people were asleep in the residence at the time of the incident, including three children.

As police and fire units responded to the home, a patrol officer spotted a rental vehicle driving north on Leisure Town Road at Ulatis Drive. The officer made a traffic stop for an alleged Vehicle Code violation, the release states.

Anthony Newbolt, 33, of Sacramento, Richerd Wright, 28, of Sacramento, and Kristen Broyles, 30, of Citrus Heights, were in the vehicle. Police said they obtained information and evidence implicating all three in the fire bombing on Chateau Circle.

Newbolt, Wright and Broyles were arrested and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of arson of an inhabited dwelling and possession of an incendiary device.

Wright and Newbolt were held on $70,000 bail. Broyles was also booked on suspicion of transporting a controlled substance. Her bail was set at $105,000.

Police said Newbolt and Broyles, both of whom had unrelated outstanding arrest warrants, told investigators that they had been staying at the Fellowship Baptist Church on Farrell Road in Vacaville because they are homeless. Police said the victim in the arson case has an active restraining order against the pastor of the church, Mark Lewis.

Lewis, 39, was also named as a suspect in four separate incidents of harassment and vandalism against the arson victim since Christmas, police said.

In one incident, bushes in front of the victim’s home were set on fire.

Lewis resides in a home at Fellowship Baptist Church, and officers executed a search warrant at the home. Police said they seized evidence during the search, including a handgun and suspected methamphetamine. Detectives said they also found evidence implicating Lewis as a co-conspirator in the Thursday morning arson case, according to the release.

Lewis was arrested on suspicion of arson on an inhabited dwelling in the Thursday incident as well as conspiracy and stalking. He was booked at the county jail with bail set at $500,000.

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  • Rita GoldenJanuary 11, 2014 - 12:49 am

    WOW! Just WOW!

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  • Waylon BoutnothenJanuary 11, 2014 - 7:13 am

    Pretty much anyone can become a pastor, so this doesn't surprise me one bit. I guess that trying to burn someones home down is slightly worse than conning them out of their life savings. Or not. Then again, these are suspects and not fellons, so God may get him off yet.

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  • MCJanuary 11, 2014 - 8:06 am

    Karma, google his name, topix.com, pastors who lie, his poor deceased wife and family, hope they will get justice for all his shady dealings......

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 11, 2014 - 7:41 am

    Nice. Recruiting those good born-again Christian folks and getting together for a bonfire...

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  • The MisterJanuary 11, 2014 - 7:57 am

    Sounds like the devil got in him.

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  • Sinner MyselfJanuary 11, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Read this http://www.topix.com/forum/city/perris-ca/T5IMO06RIBV243CFQ. Sounds like this guy went upside down. He has no business being a Pastor anymore as they are to be held to a higher standard ( see Timothy ) But remember all of us are men ( or women ) we are ALL sinners deserving of Hell. Our God is a forgiving God. There are natural consequences to our actions and discipline when as His Children we disobey God. Yet He continues to forgive us if we ask Him. We are saved by Grace NOT by works. Only God knows Mark's true heart. If he is saved he is forgiven, if not he needs to make things right with God. Who are we to pass Judgement, " he who is without sin, let hime cast the first stone" God is the perfect Judge and Jesus paid the price on the cross. Pray for Mr. Lewis, examine yourself and seek God's Grace and mercy.

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  • Hal WattsJanuary 13, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    The more I see of Christians, the less I believe in their Christ.

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  • The MisterJanuary 13, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Sounds like you've already made up your mind and are just looking for anything to support your paradigm.

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  • PornacJanuary 11, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    The Lord told them to bring light to those folks.

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  • HEATHERJanuary 11, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    first off he didnt even get charged with all of that and how can they even charge him with arson if he wasnt even there at the time he wasnt in the car when they pulled them over and he didnt even get charged with a gun so that obviously means they didnt find one otherwise someone would of been charged with it right???? (which no one was) and no one was charged with drugs so they didnt find that either!!!!!!!! so please tell me what he did WRONG you guys are acting like you are better then him acting like he is not human. we are there to worship GOD and GOD alone not the pastor like some people who were and are there are and did do! None of this makes sense if you look at all the facts and not just at the first thing you guys see then after you do that you can say something also in the bible does it not say not to judge on another to leave that to God, is that not why it is called the Judgement seat of CHRIST not the judgement seat of the people of vacaville RIGHT?????

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  • The MisterJanuary 11, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    2 Thessalonians 3:14: Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. (judge others) Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. (judge others) (If you're not capable of judging others... not condemning others... then you are simple. Heather, are you simple?)

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  • ter666January 11, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    You said it yourself..."none of this makes sense". Try a little punctuation, it will help.

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  • Luanne FischerJanuary 11, 2014 - 10:21 pm

    A little lesson to heather. This man Mark Lewis, is sick. Don't tell me anything about him, been there, me and my 4 children were baptized by this horrible excuse for a man!! My daughter has been riding the church bus since the age of 3! She is now 17, and about 6 months ago, after I relocated to Missouri, my daughter stayed in California to finish high school. That's when this parasite Mark Lewis made his move on my daughter!! He was a father figure to my daughter, she had so much love for him and his now deceased wife. When my daughter went to turn him in for his conduct to Solano County, she was pretty much told that according to him, everything was consensual!! She was 17!! So shame on anyone who defends this garbage!! When half the church left the congregation recently, they did the right thing!! They weren't blinded by his acts, they realized he wasn't a man of God!!

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  • next doorJanuary 11, 2014 - 9:25 pm

    The pastor was just spreading the word of God, he started with the burning bush and then everything else just went to hell

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 12, 2014 - 5:48 am

    Lewis is no different than any other clergy. He’s your representative, your conduit to salvation. Therefore, until he does something blatantly stupid and illegal, you blindly follow him. Some will feign mortification and crucify him citing vague memories or “should have known” stories. Others will recall some “miracle” he performed or how they felt god’s presence during one of his sermons. The rest will cite verses make excuses and come to his rescue for the whole mess because “Jesus loves you and forgives you.” Your god works in mysterious ways after all, how else could a hoax work? It can’t there is no legitimate argument, your quotes from a self-serving fictional work notwithstanding. But that is just my opinion of course.

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