Arrest made in Bonners Ferry church arson

Print Article

Shane Rucker, 33, of Bonners Ferry was arrested Thursday on a two-count federal indictment related to the April 21, 2016, arson fire of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry.

The indictment was filed in the District of Idaho charging Rucker with destruction of religious property and using a fire to damage or destroy religious property. A federal grand jury sitting in Boise returned the indictment on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Rucker will make his initial appearance Friday at 9 a.m. at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

According to allegations in the indictment, Rucker set fire to St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry because of the religious character of the property, in violation of the Church Arson Prevention Act. The church was completely destroyed as a result of the fire.

For more on the story, check out tomorrow’s Bonner County Daily Bee.

Print Article

Read More Local News

The Nest: Inspiration for home and garden

August 17, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — A beautiful soul, a well known artist, a mother — Dorothy Smith inspired and shared a dream with her three daughters. Together, they wished to open an eclectic shop where people could...

Comments

Read More

CNA graduation

August 17, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald Boundary Community Hospital and North Idaho College announced the graduation of the summer semester Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) class in Bonners Ferry. Next semester starts Oct. 10. For more i...

Comments

Read More

3 Mile Store burglary update

August 17, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald According to Public Information Officer, Michael Meier, on July 16, the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary of the Three Mile Store. The investigation led to the arrest of Alisha...

Comments

Read More

Quilt Show registration underway

August 17, 2017 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald Plans are underway for the third annual Quilt Show, scheduled Saturday, Oct. 14. Quilt registration forms for entering your quilt into the show are available online on the www.boundarycountyid.org/f...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 267-5521
Po Box 539
Bonners Ferry, Id 83805

©2017 Bonners Ferry Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X