Rector man faces arson charges

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Rector man has been arrested following an investigation into a residence fire late Tuesday night. The Rector Police Department, in an effort with the Arkansas State Police, arrested Steve Jackson of Rector on charges of arson and two previous misdemeanor warrants following a series of events which included a devastating fire at the 302 South Fordyce home of Sharlon Marble Tuesday night in Rector.

The Rector Fire Department received an alert on the fire at 11:40 p.m., and responded to the scene in mere moments. However, the fire was found to be in an accelerated state which resulted in massive damage to the residence and its contents.

The RPD and Clay County Sheriff's Department were alerted, and apprehended Jackson after speaking with witnesses.

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