Report: Suspect in Arson Investigation is NAACP V.P., YWCA Award Winner

Posted at 10:00 PM, Feb 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-14 22:00:54-05
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Lola Clark Atkinson (Photo Courtesy: Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department)

KALAMAZOO, Mich (February 14, 2014) – According to the Kalamazoo Gazette, one of two suspects charged in an attempted arson in Kalamazoo is the 1st Vice President of the Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch NAACP, and a YWCA Women of Achievement Award winner.

69-year-old Lola Clark Atkinson is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Arson and Attempted 2nd Degree Arson following an attempted arson at a home in the 1300 block of North Park Street early Thursday morning.

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Elvis Patterson (Photo Courtesy: Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department)

56-year-old Elvis Patterson also faces the same charges in the case, both have since posted bond.

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