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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Suspect charged with arson and assault


Last updated 9/2/2020 at 3:12pm

OTHELLO – Arson and assault charges have been filed on a suspect arrested Monday, August 24.

Thomas Landon Hoover, 42, was booked into Adams County Jail on charges of Arson in the Second Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

According to court documents, dispatch advised law enforcement of an alleged arson at 2310 West Sutton Road in Othello at 9:46 a.m., where a truck was reported to be on fire. Dispatch advised the subject may be armed. When a deputy arrived on scene, a witness advised he had been assaulted by Hoover, and that Hoover was in possession of firearms, according to court...

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