MEDIA RELEASE: Arson Investigation in Mingo County Leads to Two Arrests

5/11/2017

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2017
Arson Investigation in Mingo County Leads to Two Arrests
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. –The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged two people with arson, alleging they set fire to an unoccupied home in Mingo County earlier this month.

Tyler Rhoton, 19, of Beech Creek and Eric Ferell, 23, of Red Jacket were arrested Friday, May 5 and both charged with first- and third-degree arson.

Surveillance video obtained by an investigator linked the two men to a May 3 house fire in Beech Creek. The men admitted to fire marshals that, after attempting to vandalize the home, they set fire to clothes on a couch. The fire then spread through the home and to a vehicle.

Rhoton and Ferell were arrested and taken to Mingo County Magistrate Court where they posted bond.
 
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