VALLEJO -- A Vallejo man was held over for trial Thursday for arsons at Mayor Osby Davis' office and the Taylor Chapel in Vallejo this year.
Maude Love, 44, is charged with the arson at Davis' office at 410 Tuolumne St. on Sept. 29 and at the Taylor Chapel at 1203 Louisiana St. on July 30, Deputy District Attorney Courtney Anderson said.
A third arson count -- at the Cooley and Riolo Mortuary at 505 Couch St. on June 6 -- was dismissed because of insufficient evidence Wednesday, Anderson said.
At a 3-hour preliminary hearing today, Vallejo police detective Drew Ramsey testified Love told him in an interview he believed the chapel and its property belongs to his family, and that he had legal problems with Davis, Anderson said.
Love is scheduled to re-enter pleas to the two felony charges Jan. 2. He is being held under $250,000 bail in the Solano County jail.
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