MARCH 8, 2006 - Posted at 3:35 p.m. CST
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Governor Bob Riley says it's "it's a good day for Alabama."
Officials say they are holding three suspects in a series of church arsons last month. Riley says now his state and religious groups "can rest a little easier."
FBI Agent Carmen Adams identified the suspects as 19-year-olds Benjamin Moseley and Russel Debusk and 20-year-old Matthew Cloyd. Adams says they face conspiracy and arson charges.
State Attorney General Troy King says a "reign of terror" is coming to an end.
The men are accused in a series of fires in early February that destroyed or damaged nine churches.
Two are students at Birmingham-Southern College and the other is a junior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.