One of the men charged in connection with the recent fires that damaged two Emmett churches appears to be the same man who served 22 years in prison for killing his parents in Nez Perce County in 1989.
Bradley Ryan Thomasson, 41, was released on parole in 2012. He was a teenager when he shot his parents over an argument over the family car.
William Dorahush Jr., 45, was also charged regarding the church fires. The men were charged with two counts of first-degree arson and one count each of burglary and theft. Both men are already in the Gem County Jail on unrelated charges.
Community Bible Church and First Baptist Church, within a a quarter-mile of each other, were set on fire April 27, investigators said. The fires seriously damaged the inside of both buildings, temporarily displacing the congregations. Items were also missing from the churches, officials said.
If convicted, Thomasson and Dorahush each face up to 25 years in prison on the arson charge, one to 10 years on the burglary charge, and one to 20 years on the theft charge.