June 04, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Two Arrests, Convictions Following 2009 Arson Fires

Jonathan Smith has plead guilty and been sentenced to 10 years to the Missouri Department of Corrections for the first degree arson at 3125 W. State St., which occurred Dec. 12, 2009. Smith had set fire to a house occupied by a mother and children.

Ryan Lingford has been sentenced to 15 years for a series of burglaries and arsons in Springfield during November 2009.

The successful arrests and convictions were a collaborative effort between the Springfield Police Department and the Springfield Fire Department.

For more information, contact: Bill Spence, Fire Marshal, (417) 864-1513.

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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