September 02, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Arson Charge Filed Against John L. Koop

A charge of Second Degree Arson has been filed against John L. Koop for the Aug. 27, 2010 structure fire at 1024 S. Stewart Ave. A charge of Knowingly Burning or Exploding has also been filed against Koop for the dumpster fire on Feb. 22, 2009 at 933 S. Wildan Ave.

Koop is currently being held in the Greene County Jail. Second Degree Arson is a class C felony while Knowingly Burning or Exploding is a class D felony.

For more information, contact: 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