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Tama firefighter faces arson charges

May 17, 2012
Messenger News

TOLEDO (AP) - A Tama volunteer firefighter has been arrested for allegedly setting a series of fires in the area.

Justin Anderson, 18, was charged on Monday with seven counts of arson. The Tama County sheriff's office said he's accused of setting fire to at least seven different rural properties, including two vacant homes and a barn, from March to May.

Sheriff Dennis Kucera said Anderson is the son of Tama Fire Chief Ron Anderson.

Online court records show the state's public defender's office has been appointed to represent Anderson, but it doesn't name the attorney.

Anderson is being held in the Tama County jail on $50,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is May 24.



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