Arrested after Molotov cocktails were thrown at two Cumberland County churches, lawmakers say

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) – Cumberland County authorities say they have arrested a man who threw two Molotov cocktails at churches on Sunday morning.

The incidents were reported about 30 minutes apart, according to a press release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

The first incident was reported at 10:37 a.m. at Grays Creek Church at 4750 Grays Creek Church Road, MPs said.

At 11:08 a.m., another incident was reported at New Calvary Missionary at 3862 Gateway Drive, according to the press release.

On Sunday night, MPs released video of a man they wanted to identify as a suspect in the incidents.

The video shows a man throwing an object that catches fire in the grass near the front of a building.

On Monday night lawmakers announced the arrest of Terry Wayne Raeford, 57, of Fayetteville.

Raeford was charged with manufacturing, assembling, possessing, storing, transporting, selling, buying, supplying, or acquiring weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass destruction; Exceptions and two counts of malicious damage to occupied property by use of explosives or incendiary; Punishment.

“Raeford is fully cooperating with the investigation,” the Monday night press release said.

He is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on $200,000 bail.

Raeford’s first appearance is scheduled for Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Cumberland County Detention Center. Arrested after Molotov cocktails were thrown at two Cumberland County churches, lawmakers say

Dais Johnston

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