Jefferson City Police Suspect Arson in Adams Street Fire

5 years 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 06 2013 Aug 6, 2013 Tuesday, August 06, 2013 3:09:00 PM CDT August 06, 2013 in News
By: Nick Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a Tuesday morning fire that gutted a vacant house on Adams Street. 

Crews from the Jefferson City Fire Department began battling flames at the house around 1 a.m. Police said a number of homeless people appeared to be staying in the home and were able to escape the fire. 

Police detectives interviewed victims and determined a squatter had possibly set the fire. 

Police used a description of the subject and located him walking near the area with a woman, and took him into custody on suspicion of first degree arson. 

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