Bakersfield, Calif. - Bakersfield Police arrested a man in connection with two hate crimes at a downtown church, Thursday.
Police arrested James Abernathy, 38, on possibly felony charges of vandalism on a church and hate crime.
Bakersfield's Cain Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church reported two fires-- one accompanied by racist graffiti-- a week apart.
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Abernathy is set to be arraigned, Friday.