Maries County Sheriff's Office arrest man for August arson

4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, February 13 2020 Feb 13, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:18:00 PM CST February 13, 2020 in News
By: Bill Finn, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MARIES COUNTY - Gary Martin Travers Jr., of Jefferson City, has been arrested by the Maries County Sheriffs Department for an arson that injured six Vienna fireman in August of last year. 

According to a Facebook post from the Office of Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman, prosecutor Tony Skouby has charged Travers with six counts of Assault 2nd Degree - special victim, which is a class B Felony and one count of Arson 2nd Degree - resulting in a serious injury, also a class B felony.

These felonies carry a possible sentence of 5 to 15 years each for a possible maximum sentence of 95 years.

The arrest took place this morning at Travers Jefferson City home, and he is currently in the Maries County jail on a no bond warrant.

The Maries County Sheriffs Department worked with Jefferson City Police to make the arrest.

According to the Facebook post, the investigation is ongoing and more arrests may be possible.

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