Arrest made in Camilla church arson case

37-year-old Kentrez Gardner / Photo: Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office

An arrest has been made after a fire damaged Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Camilla on Tuesday.

Officials with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office say 37-year-old Kentrez Gardner of Norman Park was arrested Wednesday in Dougherty County with the assistance of the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, Dougherty County Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Gardner was reportedly a former member of the church and has provided a full confession to detectives.

Gardner faces one count of first-degree arson and one count of burglary.

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