Accused Arsonist Arrested in Blessed Hope Fire
The man accused of setting a Newberry thrift store and food pantry on fire has been arrested. 27-year old Antonie Felipe was booked into the Alachua county jail Saturday. As of Sunday evening, he remained there. Witnesses said Felipe was seen leaving "Blessed Hope" just minutes before a fire gutted the building. Nonetheless, those in Newberry vow to rebuild a place many turned to in times of need.
"Newberry is the kinda of town that after this happens we are all going to come together and put it back together," said mayor Bill Conrad.
Donations to help rebuild the charity's building can be dropped off at Newberry City Hall. They can also be mailed to:
Blessed Hope, P.O. Box 722, Newberry, FL 32669.
For more information or questions, you can Eveyln McKoy at (352) 472-4160.
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