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Arrest in Jackson County Arson Fire

Date of News Release: 09/27/2011

(McKee, Ky.) -- On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, the Kentucky State Police Richmond Post was contacted about a house fire on Old Country Road in McKee, Kentucky. The post arson investigator initiated an investigation. As a result of the investigation into the fire two individuals have been charged.

On September 26, 2011, at 3:16 pm EST Nicholas Bryant, 18 years of age, was arrested and charged with Arson Second Degree, Wanton Endangerment First Degree, and unlawful Transaction with a Minor.

On September 27, 2011, at 11:00 am EST Robert L. Johnson, 18 years of age, was arrested and charged with Arson Second Degree, Wanton Endangerment First Degree, and unlawful Transaction with a Minor.

Anyone with information concerning the fire is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police at 888-222-5555.

The investigating officer is Detective Pat Alford.

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