Suspect charged in Missouri fireworks stand arson case - KMOV.com

Suspect charged in Missouri fireworks stand arson case

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22-year-old Joshua Roberts has been charged with first degree arson after police say he and an accomplice intentionally torched a fireworks stand early Tuesday morning. By KMOV Web Producer 22-year-old Joshua Roberts has been charged with first degree arson after police say he and an accomplice intentionally torched a fireworks stand early Tuesday morning. By KMOV Web Producer
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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

(KMOV) – One of the two men arrested for setting off fireworks at a stand in Troy, Missouri has been charged with arson.

Investigators say 22-year-old Joshua Roberts of Lincoln County and an accomplice set the fire just to watch the explosion. The second suspect is expected to be charged on Wednesday.

 

The stand was set on fire just after 4 a.m. Tuesday.

 

No one was in the tent when the fire began, and no one was injured. One suspect was arrested shortly after the fire. The other was caught Tuesday afternoon.

 

Fire officials say it looked like the 4th of July with all of the explosions. It could be seen from miles away.

 

Much of the merchandise was destroyed.

Roberts is being held on a $75,000 cash-only bond.

 

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