Man Gets 8 Years in Prison for Elsberry Fires

7 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 20 2012 Dec 20, 2012 Thursday, December 20, 2012 3:46:27 AM CST December 20, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - A 32-year-old eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for arson fires at four buildings.

Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Roy William Gunn set fire to the buildings in Elsberry during a three-month period in 2011. The buildings included two city-owned structures, a convenience store and a tax service office.

The Elsberry man pleaded guilty in October and was sentenced Wednesday.

Investigators originally said Gunn was responsible for setting seven fires, causing damage of about $500,000.

 

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