Man gets 25 years for Emmett church fires

Man gets 25 years for Emmett church fires »Play Video
Thomasson (left) and Dorahush. Photo courtesy Idaho Department of Correction.

EMMETT, Idaho (KBOI) - A man convicted for his role in the Emmett church fires from earlier this year has been sentenced.

Richard Linville, Gem County prosecutor, said Friday that William Dorahush, Jr., 45, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He will have to serve five years before he is eligible for parole for first degree arson and conspiracy to commit first degree arson.

In April, firefighters were called out to the Community Bible and First Baptist churches. Significant damage was reported at both churches. The FBI assisted in the investigation.

Dorahush was convicted of burglary and arson in 1992 in Madison County and sentenced to eight years in prison.