(UPDATE) Officials: Shooting Suspects Intended To Torch House

Posted 3 years ago

By John P Tretbar


Four suspects arrested Monday after allegedly firing a weapon into a house in the 1700 block of South 10th are being held without bond on charges of unlawful use of a weapon.  According to court documents, they intended to set fire to the house, and shoot anyone who came outside.

According to court documents the suspects had made molotov cocktails, but were unable to light them. Several shots were fired into the house, and the suspects fled. 

Police were able to arrest all four a short time after the incident early Monday morning.

Jarrett R. Palmer, Robert F. Arrowood, Jackie J. Purcell, and Roger F. Owens II were all charged with the Class D Felony and are being held without bond after a judge ruled they continue to pose a danger to the victims.

Four people were in the house at the time of the shooting shortly after 1 a.m. Monday.