Three charged with arson, police say responsible for county structure fires – Reuters

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METCALFE COUNTY, Ky. – On Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Deputies said a group of people attempted to commit arson on a county-owned structure at Metcalfe County Lake and Park .

Deputy Jarrod Steele responded and was able to extinguish the fire before serious damage occurred. Deputy Steele has opened a criminal investigation into the fire.

On Thursday, December 23, multiple fire departments were dispatched to Metcalfe County Lake and Park for a structural fire. Deputy Logan Richardson also responded to investigate. This fire resulted in the total loss of another structure in the park. The fire was ruled an arson.

Through the investigation, Deputy Steele was able to gather enough information to develop suspects. Deputy Steele’s investigation eventually led to the issuance of arrest warrants for those responsible.

On Tuesday, January 4, 2021, arrest warrants were executed for three individuals responsible for the fires. The adult was incarcerated in Barren County Jail. The two minors were placed in a juvenile detention center on the following charges:

• 2nd degree arson

• 2nd degree arson (attempt)

• 1st degree criminal mischief

• 2nd degree arson

• 2nd degree arson (attempt)

• 1st degree criminal mischief

• 2nd degree arson

• 2nd degree arson (attempt)

• Criminal Mischief 1st

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