Three accused of setting NE Mo. fires

Jun 11, 2012

Three suspects are facing felony charges for a series of fires in northeast Missouri, including one that destroyed a small-town playground.

The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 17-year-old Jaston Boone of Edina, 20-year-old Shelby Snelling of Baring and 19-year-old Athena Wolter of Knox City each face three counts. They are being held at the Adair County jail on $10,000 bond.

Authorities believe they are responsible for five fires in the Brashear area near Kirksville Thursday night, including one that engulfed the Brashear Park playground. The suspects were charged on Friday.

A wood walking bridge and a trash can also burned. Fires were also reported at a cemetery and in brush near a home.