20-Year-Old Arrested For Arson


The accused arsonist in Crane is now sitting behind bars.

The Crane County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 20-year-old Jacob Crain on Tuesday.

According to the sheriffs office, Crain has confessed to starting several fires in the area between February and May.

“I’m not sure what his motives were behind it all but it really caused a lot of people to be in danger,” said Sheriff Andrew Aguilar, Crane County, “with his arrest, I think that a lot of citizens are a lot safer tonight. He was a little out of control for a little bit.”

Crain is being charged with three counts of arson, a second degree felony and one county of a terroristic threat, which is a class A misdemeanor. His bond is set at $160,000.

Sheriff Aguilar said the volunteer fire department along with residents of Cane, played a big role in putting the pieces together.

Fire Chief Berry Ingram said there was a total of nine suspicious fires from February to May.

“There were all suspicious in nature, they all started basically the same way, the same area and we turned all that evidence over to the sheriffs office to help with their investigation,” said Berry Ingram, Fire Chief In Crane, 

Crain is being charged with three fires and possibly more according to the sheriff.

“Typically with arsonist they start small then they get bigger and bigger and if this is the case with this guy then hopefully we stopped him before something catastrophic happened,” said Ingram. 

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