December 30, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Two Arrested for November Arson Fires

Through a cooperative effort between the Springfield Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office, the Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, two individuals have been arrested in connection with burglaries and arson fires that occurred at several Springfield businesses last month.

Ryan Lingford has been charged with setting fires at Wheeler’s Furniture at 428 S. Patton Ave., which occurred on Nov. 23; and at Eagle Sheet Metal Works, 435 W. Pacific St., which occurred on Nov. 9.

Jason Waldvogel has been charged with setting the Nov. 9 fire at Audiophile Sound Systems Elite, 1204 W. Kearney St.

Both individuals are Springfield residents. Lingford is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 31.

For more information, contact: Fire Marshal Bill Spence, (417) 864-1513; or Assistant Fire Chief Randy Villines, (417) 864-1527.

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Springfield Fire Department

830 Boonville Ave., P.O. Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1500 • FAX: 417-864-1505 • springfieldmo.gov/fire