The ex-girlfriend of a Vacaville pastor accused in a plot to firebomb her home was granted a three year restraining order against him on Wednesday in Solano County Superior Court.

Sarah Nottingham, who once dated Pastor Mark Lewis, was granted the restraining order against him, alleging that he began making threats toward her after ending their relationship in December. The domestic issue took a violent turn, police have said, when early on Jan. 9, a Molotov cocktail was hurled through a window of the home Nottingham was living in with her family.

Vacaville police arrested Lewis, who is the pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, the following day on suspicion of arson of an inhabited structure, stalking and conspiracy. His arrest followed that of three others, Anthony Newbolt, 33, and Richerd Wright, 28, both of Sacramento, and Kristen Broyles, 30, of Citrus Heights, who were taken into custody in connection with the fire bombing following a traffic stop on Leisure Town Road, minutes after an occupant at Nottingham's residence called in to 9-1-1.

In Nottingham's request for the restraining order on Jan. 2, she indicated that she had tried to end her relationship with Lewis for weeks.

Nottingham wrote that on Dec. 21, Lewis told her, "If I won't be with him I've 'created a monster.'"

She further stated that after refusing to see him on Christmas Eve, he told her that he would ruin her Christmas. The next morning she awoke to find that her car windshield had been shattered.

She reported the vandalism to police.

The incidents were followed up with phone calls and texts from phone numbers that Nottingham didn't recognize, but believed were associated with Lewis.

"On the night of the 26th I received another text stating, 'This isn't a threat -- this could start to put peace in your life again, your job, keep the police away from the church and Mark. Simple no more cops have more peace. If you take this as a threat and share with the police, Mark will look like a saint when my kindness is ignored. Sometimes people do things they wish they didn't, don't be one of those people,'" Nottingham wrote in her request for a restraining order.

Lewis did not appear at Wednesday's hearing. He remains out on $500,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned on the criminal matter later this month.

Newbolt, Wright and Broyles have already made court appearances, each pleaded not guilty to felony charges of arson of an inhabited structure and possession of flammable or explosive material.

In addition, Broyles pleaded not guilty to a third count of false personation.

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