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Man arrested near Othello for arson


Last updated 7/24/2023 at 4:16pm

Adams County Sheriff's Office

A 28-year-old Othello man was booked into jail for starting a fire in the 2100 block of West Moon Road.

OTHELLO – A local man remains in jail in connection with a reported arson July 18.

Victor Jesus Perez-Villela, 28, was arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail on a second-degree arson charge. He remained in the jail at press time.

According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, fire crews and deputies responded to a structure fire at ab out 3:35 p.m. July 18 in the 2100 block of West Moon Road.

The suspect had fled on foot, records show. But Othello police located the suspect – identified as Perez-Villela – and took him into custody without incident.

He was transported to th...

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