The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced today the arrest of 45-year-old Eugenio Rodriguez-Colina for the arson of the Incarnation Catholic Church.
Video obtained from the church was used to identify the suspect who set fire to multiple pews on September 18.
Four days later, on September 22, surveillance video from a business burglary at the Granada Meat Market, located at 8230 W Waters Avenue, helped detectives identify the suspect in that case as the same suspect in the church arson. The suspect was seen on surveillance cameras stealing food and cigarettes from the market after smashing the glass front door to gain entry just before midnight.
Ultimately, Rodriguez-Colina was located and arrested on September 28 for shoplifting at a Walmart located at 8220 N Dale Mabry Highway.
HCSO detectives, arson investigators, and ATF investigators continued to work through these cases after Rodriguez-Colina’s initial arrest. On Wednesday, September 30, they were able to add on the charges of criminal mischief while wearing a mask (felony), arson, and armed burglary for the Incarnation offense. He was also charged with burglary while wearing a mask, criminal mischief (misdemeanor), and petit theft for the Meat Market offense. Rodriguez-Colina was already in jail for the Walmart incident.