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Keith Garner, 61 of Centre, Alabama

A Northeast Alabama man has been charged for allegedly setting fire to his own home and a church this week.

Keith Garner, 61 of Centre, Alabama, allegedly set his own home on fire while someone was inside. The person was not injured. 

On Wednesday, Garner allegedly set Ebenezer United Methodist Church on fire early that morning. The church's fellowship hall was destroyed, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. 

Garner was arrested Thursday and has been charged with first degree arson and second degree arson for the two incidents. His bond is set at $45,000.

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