Arrest made in Fir Lawn arson fire


April 26, 2023

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Fir Lawn Lutheran Church burns on the morning of Feb. 25. Investigators later said the fire was caused by arson, leading to the arrest of Andrew Jacob Cartwright on April 25.

Sweet Home police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the Feb. 25 arson fire that destroyed a portion of Fir Lawn Lutheran Church.

According to a statement posted Wednesday on Facebook, police arrested Andrew Jacob Cartwright, 36, on Tuesday, April 25, and charged him with multiple felonies in connection with the case, including arson, burglary and criminal mischief. He was lodged in Linn County Jail.

Court records currently list Cartwright as residing at a Sutherlin address, but he has had a number of interactions with law enforcement in Linn County over recent years. He...

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