Man arrested after attempting to set fire to Trempealeau Catholic church
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A Trempealeau man is officially charged following an attempted arson at a church early Sunday morning.
According to the criminal complaint, which can be read below, John Michael Humm, 19, is charged with arson, criminal damage to religious property and resisting an officer.
According to the department, it was notified by an alert citizen of suspicious activity at the church. Upon arrival, authorities observed an individual setting fire to the church. After a short foot pursuit and struggle, Humm was arrested.
The fire was immediately extinguished by the Trempealeau Fire Department and first responders. La Crosse County Sheriff's Office, Buffalo County Sheriff's Office and the Holmen Police Department also assisted during the incident.