Suspect arrested in connection with North Knoxville church fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLY)-- Police believe they have found the person responsible for breaking into and setting fire to a North Knoxville church.

The Knoxville Fire Department's Arson Division, and Knoxville Police Department's Property and Crime Unit. arrested Dustin McCallister, 22, Friday evening.

McCallister is charged with aggravated arson and burglary. Police believe he broke into Dutch Valley Baptist Church on June 13, 2012.

Bond has been set at $135,000.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 160113135 -
Gray Television, Inc.