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Two accused of starting fire in Jefferson City Salvation Army


Two people were arrested and charged on Monday after they allegedly set a fire in the Salvation Army on Michigan Street in Jefferson City.

Police responded to reports of a fire in the business at about 1 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, they saw two people in the area who matched the suspect descriptions.

Police arrested Guinn K. Burke and William J. Musgrove, both of Jefferson City, after the incident. Burke and Musgrove admitted to being in the building at the time of the fire, according to court documents.

During an interview, Burke told police Musgrove started the fire and she was using it to warm her hands, court documents said. Musgrove told police that Burke started the fire.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly. No one was hurt in the incident.

Authorities also found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue.

Burke was charged with first-degree attempted arson, and Musgrove was charged with first-degree attempted arson and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Madison Fleck

Madison Fleck is the content editor for ABC 17 News.



  1. The sad thing is the Salvation Army offers a warm place to stay & food and it is appreciated by attempting to burn the place down…..’old saying of give an inch a mile is taken’!

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