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Former Employee Facing Arson Charges For Fire That Destroyed Stone County Business

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Authorities in Stone County have charged a former employee of a business with arson in connection to a fire that caused over a million dollars worth of damage to the business.

Stone County Prosecutor Matt Selby charged Richard S. Bumbery, 45, with first degree arson for the fire that destroyed Bolivar Insulation last Sunday (12-12-10).

Firefighters who were dispatched to the blaze at 5:28 a.m. were hampered by brutal winds winds and frigid temperatures as they fought the early morning fire.  At one point the fire was so intense firefighters closed part of Highway OO while they fought the blaze for nearly seven hours.

Selby says Bumbery admitted to someone that he started the fire and wanted to do even more damage to the business. 

The Crime Scene Read more about this crime that could have been prevented with a strong security system.