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Wayne co. courthouse arson

May 10, 2016


Wayne county sheriff, Jody Ashley, is investigating a scene here at the Wayne county courthouse, he says early Sunday morning a suspect threw a gas filled whiskey bottle towards the tax assessors window, only to miss, yet it still caught the flower beds here on fire.”


“We do still have part of the bottle, we are looking, for finger prints, we are checking any kind of leads, who made the call, who actually saw the fire, if anybody had seen anything.”


Sheriff Ashley says that no one in the courthouse has received any threats, but the case is being taken very seriously.


“You know when you throw a bottle of fire on a courthouse like this trying to destroy it where it’s got records, where people are working, it’s just very dangerous and we need these subjects caught.”


The department is offering a 6,000 thousand dollar reward for any information.

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