A Vacaville pastor accused of arson is back in jail for additional charges of perjury and fraud, Vacaville police said.
Mark Lewis, 39, was taken into custody again on Friday afternoon when the Solano County District Attorney's Office and Vacaville police served a search warrant at the Fellowship Baptist Church, police Lt. John Carli said.
The DA claims that Lewis used the church property to fraudulently post his $500,000 bail on Jan. 11, the day after he was arrested for arson, Carli said. Lewis allegedly used two church properties for collateral, but the paperwork given to the bail bond company did not appear legitimate. Carli said when the DA's office investigated, they found that the name found on the deed belonged to a Baptist church in Riverside.
Lewis was originally arrested, along with three accomplices, for arson athis ex-girlfriend'sVacaville home on Jan. 9. Vacaville police saidthe ex-girlfriend had an active restraining order against Lewis. He was a suspect in four separate cases of harassment and vandalism since Christmas against his ex-girlfriend, police said.
Lewis's uncle Danny Lewis, 60, was also arrested during the search Friday. Danny Lewis was listed as the "trustor" on the bail paperwork, Carli said. He was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm with the serial number removed.
Police continue to investigate the case.