“I don’t know who’s doing it or why there’re doing it, but I don’t want to the one to inject race into it,” Rev. Harry Richard of Greater Union Baptist Church said last week.
“Until we find out exactly what’s going on, I pray the community doesn’t panic. All the assumptions are flowing and creating an atmosphere of fear.”
Investigators don’t believe a 4th church fire in Caddo Parish is linked to the others, KATC reports.
Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning said Holden had neo-Nazi ties with a group that has a history of church burnings in Norway in the 1990s.
Holden is charged with three counts of simple arson on a religious building. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. He is being held without bond while awaiting a hearing on May 2.