State fire marshals make arson arrests in Mingo County

Arrests were made on separate arson cases last week in Mingo County. (MGN Online)

Multiple arson arrests were made in Mingo County last week.

Kevin Edward Urban, 18 of Delbarton, was charged with second-degree arson for setting fire at the Library Annex of the former Burch High School, according to a Facebook post by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office. A juvenile male also will be charged in connection with the fire, the post said.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Larry Hamrick arrested Urban Oct. 5. Urban was arraigned by a Mingo County magistrate and later released, according to the post.

On Oct. 6, Donovan Leon Lester, 25, of Baisden was arrested on a charge of first-degree arson. Lester is accused of setting his Baisden Road double-wide mobile home on fire on March 8, officials said. Lester was arraigned and is being held at the South Western Regional Jail on a $15,000 or 10 percent cash bond.

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