Holden Matthews, 22, switched his plea to “guilty” on Monday.
The FBI will be looking into his involvement in black metal music
"We saw other crimes were imminent," said Butch Browning, the Louisiana Fire Marshal.
Federal authorities are investigating after a string of suspicious incidents that have involved the front doors of churches in predominantly black areas of St. Louis being set ablaze.
A series of fires at predominantly black churches since the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina—including two blazes in the same state—have raised the specter of copycat racial violence.
White supremacist groups and black history experts agree that the burning of black churches could be one minor part of violent reaction to civil rights progress.