Judge finds grounds for charges over church fire, stabbings

By the Associated Press | January 11, 2017 | 3:45 PM EST

Anthony K. Boisvert, of Lebanon, N.H., is lead to his seat for his probable cause hearing at Lebanon District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Boisvert is facing several charges in connection to the First Baptist Church of Lebanon fire on December 28, 2016. (Jennifer Hauck/The Valley News via AP, Pool)

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A judge has found grounds for a New Hampshire man to face charges of stabbing two people and setting fire to a church and other buildings.

Anthony Boisvert, of Lebanon, is being held on $500,000 bail. He's accused of setting fire to the First Baptist Church in Lebanon on Dec. 28 and then stabbing two people who talked to police about him.

The 27-year-old Boisvert has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of arson. His case has been referred to the public defender's office.

Boisvert's case on Tuesday was bound over to Grafton Superior Court.

His twin sister, Andrea Gilbert, is charged with falsifying physical evidence, accused of trying to erase information from her cellphone. Her bail is $20,000.