Resident Juvenile Charged with Fayette County Arson

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a 15-year-old juvenile with two counts of aggravated arson related to a house fire on Thursday evening at 5182 U.S. Route 22 SE in Union Township and was reported at 5:15 p.m. on August 27, 2020.

According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, the sheriff’s Communication Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a structure fire at 5:15 p.m. August 27, and that the occupants were outside the home.

The Washington Fire Department responded to the scene and brought the fire under control, and fire investigators determined that it appeared to have been intentionally set.

Sheriff’s detectives on scene began their investigation and subsequently determined the fire was set by a juvenile living at the residence, a grandson to the home owners.

The juvenile was taken into custody, charged with two counts of Delinquency by Aggravated Arson and transported to the South Center Ohio Juvenile Detention Center to be held pending his appearance before the Fayette County Common Pleas Court - Juvenile Division.

Sheriff’s detectives and investigators from the Washington Fire Department are continuing their investigation of the fire.

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