DEARBORN (WWJ) — The man responsible for setting off an explosion in a Dearborn church last week was arraigned on Thursday. He is facing multiple felony charges.
David Cerne, 43, was arraigned at the 19th District Court in Dearborn on Thursday. He is being charged with third degree arson, arson prep to burn real property and malicious destruction of property.READ MORE: Starbucks Cancels COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate After Supreme Court Ruling
According to police, Cerne entered Divine Child Catholic Church, on N. Silvery Lane near Ford Road, last Wednesday and lit commercial-grade fireworks, throwing them into the chapel.READ MORE: 2 Workers Hurt In Explosion At US Steel Plant In Ecorse
The fireworks attack damaged the chapel’s walls, floors and other surfaces, and burned a Bible. There were a few people inside the chapel when the fireworks were launched but no one was injured
Cerne, who is from Inkster, was also arraigned on Thursday for a separate incident where he allegedly placed explosives in a trash can in the area of Cherry Hill Street and Telegraph Road on Aug. 23. Bond was set at $100,000 cash for both cases.MORE NEWS: Here Is The Top 'Should I...' Question Searched Online In Michigan In 2021, AT&T Reports
A probable cause conference is scheduled for Sept. 8 and a preliminary exam is scheduled for Sept. 15.