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Arrest in Jackson County Arson Fire Updated

Date of News Release: 09/30/2011

(McKee, Ky.) -- On Thursday, September 29, 2011, Detective Pat Alford, Kentucky State Police Richmond Post Arson Investigator, charged three adults and two juveniles with several felonies in connection with fires that were started last month in McKee, KY.

On September 29, 2011, at 6:07 pm EDT Ronald R Green, Jr, 18 years of age, was charged with of Attempted Arson First Degree, three counts of Wanton Endangerment First Degree, and three counts of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor Second Degree for the two fires that occurred on Main Street in McKee and one fire that occurred on Old County Road August 31, 2011.

Additionally, Nicholas Bryant and Robert L Johnson, who were previously charged in connection with the fire that occurred on Old County Road, were also charged with an additional two counts of Wanton Endangerment First Degree, Unlawful Transaction with a Minor Second Degree and one count each of Arson Second Degree and Attempted Arson First Degree for the fires that occurred on Main Street.

The names of the two juveniles will not be released.

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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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