TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Juvenile Charged with Arson 1st Degree
Date of News Release: 06/29/2007
(Mayfield, KY) - On 6-28-07 at 5:30PM Calloway County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at a state ran youth group home in Kirksey. Kentucky State Fire Marshall Bill Compton responded, determined the fire started in a downstairs bedroom and that the fire appeared suspicious. Trooper Donald Bowman responded to conduct interviews and attempt to determine how the fire started. His investigation led to charging a 13 year-old female with Arson 1st Degree. No one was injured in the fire. The entire home sustained smoke damage and the bedroom where the fire started was severely damaged. The juvenile was detained and lodged in the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Bowman.