Bar fire suspect accused of posting photos to Facebook

2 months 5 days 3 hours ago Monday, September 18 2017 Sep 18, 2017 Monday, September 18, 2017 3:28:54 PM CDT September 18, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

DELTA (AP) — Court records say a man charged with setting fire to a southeast Missouri bar posted eight pictures of the blaze on Facebook.

Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Coomer, of Burfordville, was arraigned Monday on felony charges of arson and burglary. He's jailed on $50,000 bond. The public defender's office handling his case didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

No one was injured in the weekend fire that destroyed the Jax Bar and Grill in Delta, a small town about 100 miles south of St. Louis.

The probable cause statement says Coomer wrote "burn in hell JAX bar!!" in a Facebook post and used an obscenity to describe the owner. The statement says he also told a deputy that "everyone" knew he set the fire because of his Facebook posts.

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