Former ACX Employee Suspected of Arson That Destroyed Ellensburg Rec Center

Kittitas Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a former ACX employee Friday night, suspected of causing the fire that ultimately destroyed the Ellensburg Racquet and Recreation Club. Around 8 p.m., Kittitas County Sheriff’s Detectives served a search warrant to 24-year-old Lyle ‘Chance’ Morgan at his residence at East Helena Avenue Ellensburg,...
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Pike County arson suspect captured after chase

PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – An arson suspect is behind bars after he allegedly ran from deputies while they were trying to arrest him on Thursday, December 1. Officials with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office said deputies tried to arrest Roy Ray Duncan around 6:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of Magnolia-Progress Road. They said […]
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Deputies: Arsonist lit fire that destroyed Ellensburg Racquet and Recreation Center; arrest made

ELLENSBURG - A 24-year-old man is behind bars after it was determined that the destruction of the Ellensburg Racquet and Recreation Center early Friday was arson. At around 8 p.m. that same day, deputies served a search warrant at an apartment on East Helena Ave. in Ellensburg. At the apartment, Lyle 'Chance' Morgan was arrested and now faces charges of first-degree arson.

Waco Woman Charged With Deadly Arson

Rosalind Rena Hill, 65, of Waco, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree felony arson in an April 2015 incident. She threw gasoline on Vivian K. Walker and lit her on fire. A court sentenced Hill to 15 years in prison after serving more than seven years. Walker, then 45, was burned over 40 percent of her body and died from complications from those burns in October 2016.
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Arson suspect is shot to death by San Bernardino Police Department officer

An arson suspect was shot to death by a San Bernardino Police Department officer during an incident on Nov. 30, police said. The incident took place at about 10:42 p.m. at 1464 W. Union Street, where two uniformed officers responded to an arson. A reporting party had advised dispatch that there was a male setting fire to a palm tree at a vacant residence.

Arson suspect to go to trial

LIMA — A Lima man charged in the June 2020 fire of a Shawnee Township home will face a jury in January after a judge denied his request to fire his lawyer. Jason Raines, 53, is charged with second-degree felony aggravated arson with co-defendant Timothy Messer, 65. Raines said on Friday he has not had as much communication with defense attorney Kirk McVay as he would like.

Woman charged in Montgomery arson case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A suspect has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson following a blaze that broke out at a six-unit residential building Thursday morning. Montgomery Fire/Rescue responded to the fire in the 1900 block of Gibbs Circle and authorities with the Montgomery Bureau of Investigation set out to determine the cause.

Are frustrated neighbors turning to arson to fight blight?

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - It’s estimated one in four houses in the City of Flint is considered vacant or blighted. For neighbors, they are a neighborhood nuisance, attracting trouble and ugly eyesores. Getting an abandoned property torn down can take years, adding to the frustration. “I think people want...

Teen charged in arson, break-in at Altoona duplex

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona teen was charged over Thanksgiving weekend after he and a group of juveniles allegedly broke into a duplex and started fires inside. Altoona police and firefighters were sent to the residence along North 5th Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 26 for a reported fire. After arriving on scene, crews found […]

Court hearing reveals details of suspected arson fire on W. O'Connor

LIMA, OH (WLIO) - A Lima woman arrested for allegedly trying to burn a house down with people inside will have her case bound over to Allen County Common Pleas Court. 29-year-old Markiesha Blackman appeared for a preliminary hearing in Lima Municipal Court. The Lima Police Department says that on November 22nd, a fire was intentionally set at 125 West O'Connor with four individuals inside. Those individuals were able to get out of the house when the fire started. Blackman declined to sign a waiver for the hearing, which led the prosecution to call Lima Police Detective Steven Stechschulte. The detective spoke on speaking to a key witness in the case, who witnessed Blackman leave the residence just before she noticed smoke coming from the house.

Gladstone woman sentenced for arson-for-hire attempt

A Gladstone woman was sentenced in federal court this month for attempting to hire an arsonist to destroy her commercial building in Kansas City, which contained several businesses. Mia Lee Jamison, 70, was sentenced to three years in federal prison without parole on both counts to run concurrently, followed by...

Buena Vista man found guilty of first-degree murder, arson

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The jury has reached a verdict in the murder case of retired Buena Vista Assistant Police Chief Phillip “Jay” Patterson – Jonathan Patterson has been found guilty. In February 2022, 35-year-old Jonathan Patterson was arrested and charged with one felony count of...

Arson suspect arrested after attempting to flee, faces multiple charges

PIKE CO., Miss. (WLBT) - A man was arrested after attempting to flee police and faced multiple charges Thursday night. According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, around 6:01 p.m., Pike County deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for arson on Roy Ray Duncan in the 5200 block of Magnolia-Progress Road in Magnolia.

Barbour Street Arsonist Sentenced

The Bradford man responsible for the fire that destroyed a Barbour Street home last year has been sentenced. 24-year-old Robert Williams was sentenced to two years time served, 24 months’ probation, and 50 hours of community service. Williams had pled guilty to arson and reckless endangerment in the case, telling police he set the house on fire thinking it was vacant.

Arson Investigation into fatal North Macon house fire

UPDATE: 8:44 P.M. -- The Macon-Bibb Fire Department Arson Investigators are investigating the fire to determine its cause. Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to other houses. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office reported that G.B.I. Crime Lab will perform an autopsy on Baird to determine his cause...