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Accused arsonist may be linked to other burglary

The Dickinson Police Department is investigating whether a residential burglary is connected to a burglary and fire at the Church of Christ in Dickinson Thursday.

The residence that was broken into is on the same street as the Church of Christ and was reported Thursday afternoon, according to DPD.

Another fire at the Hillside Baptist Church ignited Thursday morning, but authorities say they are not related.

Joshua Whitworth, 21, was arrested and charged Thursday in connection to the Church of Christ burglary and fire. His bond was set at $20,000 during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse Friday morning.

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