Neighbor Charged in 2011 Arson

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BLACKMAN TWP, JACKSON CO. - Police announce an arrest in a 17-month old Jackson County arson case. Randy Scott Stevens, 43, has been charged with arson in connection to a September 2, 2011, fire that destroyed a house in the 600 block of Fairyland Avenue in Leoni Township. In a written statement released to News 10 Friday, Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Director MikE Jester says, "Detectives from Blackman-Leoni, who were working on a different, unrelated criminal investigation in February of 2013, discovered new information about the arson that occurred in 2011. This information assisted detectives in obtaining a warrant for Arson of a Dwelling House on [Stevens.]

Stevens was arraigned February 15th. Jester says that Stevens lived across the street from the location of the arson and was a person of interest at the time.

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