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Woman charged after allegedly setting cross on fire in Jefferson City church

A woman charged after allegedly setting cross in church on fire.
Cole County Jail
A woman charged after allegedly setting cross in church on fire.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Cole County prosecutor has charged a woman after she allegedly broke into a church, stole money, a musical instrument and a computer then set a cross on fire on June 1.

Anne-Marie Mullins is charged with second-degree arson, second-degree burglary, stealing, first-degree property damage, tampering with physical evidence and tampering with computer equipment.

The suspect lit a cross on fire inside the church Monday night.

Jefferson City police responded to the Christian Fellowship Church after a report of an open door at the church. When officers arrived, they smelled smoke and found a cross inside the sanctuary that was burned.

Video surveillance of the scene shows a woman in the church just after 10:30 p.m. on May 31, according to court documents.

Police found fingerprint evidence and submitted it to the Missouri State Patrol Crime Laboratory. On Sept. 27, after going through the Missouri State Highway Patrol AFIS database, the prints were found to belong to Mullins, documents says.

Police later reported finding the stolen computer and musical instrument at a Columbia pawnshop.

Mullins was issued no bond due to being considered a flight risk.

Court documents did not provide a city of residence for Mullins.

Karl Wehmhoener

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