Saturday, September 16, 2023
A Shawnee man faces multiple charges in connection with a fire and disturbance at a home early Saturday morning that left six people, including four children, with injuries. Matthew Lee Richards, 41, is charged with five counts of attempted premeditated first-degree murder and one count of aggravated arson with risk of bodily harm. Richards is the children's pastor at Crossroads Christian Church, 5855 Renner Road, in Shawnee, where he has been since 2016, according to an online bio on the church's website.
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