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Man Arrested In Connection For Fire Set in Newell Two Years Ago

October 18, 2019 2:58pm

The Newell Police Department on Tuesday, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshall, made an arrest for a fire that was set two years ago.

According to a press release on the Newell Police Department's Facebook page, 25-year-old Brent Alan Mack was charged with 1st Degree Arson, a Class B Felony...3rd Degree Burglary, a Class D Felony... and 1st Degree Criminal Mischief, a Class C Felony.
On September 13th, 2017, the Newell Police Department was dispatched to 111 South Fulton, in reference to a structure on fire. Upon arrival, smoke and flames could be seen from the outside of the structure. The structure was a total loss following the fire. It is alleged that Mack had accessed the building prior to the fire, and stole property from the building. Mack was in the area of the fire before the fire response, and Mack claimed to have specific knowledge about the spread of the fire.

Mack was previously arrested in Sac County on August 22nd of this year for 2nd Degree Arson, a Class C Felony for allegedly starting a fire three days prior to that in a corn crib in rural Sac County. Mack was a volunteer fire fighter at that time.

Other fires in the area remain under investigation.