MOBERLY, Mo. (KMIZ)
One man is being held in the Randolph County Jail after a residential fire.
Moberly police and fire responded to a fire in the 400 block of Union Avenue at 3:40 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, the fire had been extinguished by the homeowner. The flame was contained to the front porch.
Authorities found evidence at the seen indicating the fire had been intentionally set.
Later in the morning, at 4:20 a.m. officers responded to the 1,000 block of Taylor Street for a disturbance, and made contact with Jacob Davis.
Officers say Davis is related to the homeowners of the residence on Union Avenue. According to a press release, officers also found evidence connecting Davis to the fire.
He denied setting the fire but said he did walk past the fire but continued to go home to sleep.
Davis is now facing charges of first-degree arson and three already existing warrant for probation violations.
He is being held with a $100,000 cash bail for the arson charge and an additional $15,000 cash only bond for the existing warrants.