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[IDHS] State and Local Fire Investigators Make Arrest in String of Vincennes Fires
Start Date: 6/20/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/20/2014
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State and Local Fire Investigators Make Arrest in String of Vincennes Fires

VINCENNES – Investigators with the Vincennes Fire Department and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Fire Investigation Section made an arrest in a string of fires in Vincennes.

James Beamon of Vincennes, was arrested July 19 on preliminary charges of arson. Investigators say Beamon confessed to setting four fires and trying to start another one. Beamon is charged with setting the following fires:
  • C&G Quality Dry Cleaners on Washington Avenue in May 2014;
  • Attempted to start a fire at “The Attic,” a nonprofit that helps individuals with disabilities, on Washington Avenue in May 2014;
  • The Pine Box on Washington Avenue in March 2014;
  • A large commercial building on Washington Avenue in 2013;
  • Gimbel Bond on Main Street in 2011.
The Vincennes Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the IDHS Fire Investigation Section all worked on these cases. The Fire Investigation Section is overseen by the State Fire Marshal.

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Media Contact:
IDHS public information officer on duty at 317-234-6713 or pio@dhs.in.gov.
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