Johnson County commissioner charged with arson

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago November 04, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Tuesday, November 04 2014 Tuesday, November 04, 2014 4:48:00 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

WARRENSBURG (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Johnson County commissioner with arson after they say he tried to burn down his own business.

KCTV-TV reports Commissioner Scott Sader was arrested on Oct. 31 and charged with second-degree arson. Police say he tried to burn down Scooter's gas station in October 2013.

Authorities say surveillance footage from the store shows Sader alone in the building near where the fire started. They say flames broke out in multiple locations less than two minutes after Sader left.

Sader didn't attend Monday's commission meeting and he wasn't available for comment when a reporter from the station went to his home.

The Johnson County presiding commissioner says there are no plans to take disciplinary action against Sader. He questioned the validity of the charge.

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