Man Indicted in Connection to Mosque Fire in Cape Girardeau

(Cape Girardeau) A federal grand jury in Cape Girardeau has indicted 42-year-old Nicholas Proffitt for his conduct in connection with the April 24th fire at the Cape Girardeau Islamic Center.

The indictment charges Proffitt with damaging religious property because of the property’s religious character, using fire to commit a federal felony, and damaging a building used in interstate commerce through the use of fire.