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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged David A. Cerne, 43 (DOB: 02/01/9174), of Inkster, with Third Degree Arson; Arson Preparation to Burn Real Property and Malicious Destruction of Property under $200.*

On August 23, 2017, it is alleged that he went to Divine Child Church, located in the 1050 block of North Silvery Lane in Dearborn, and lit fireworks inside the church, causing a bible to burn and damage to the walls, the floors and other surfaces. Cerne was arraigned today and he received a $100,000 cash/surety bond. His probable cause conference is for September 8, 2017 and his preliminary examination is scheduled for September 15, 2017, both at 9:00 a.m.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.