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Man arrested near Othello for arson

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 the jail in...


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