Arrest made on local arson case

Murray Police and Kentucky State Police officers made an arrest Wednesday in connection with an arson and attempted arson, which were in close proximity to Murray State’s campus last week.

The arson occurred on Hamilton Avenue, located approximately a half a mile off of the University’s campus near the College of Education.

The Murray State Police released a statement Tuesday informing students of the off-campus fire and provided a number of safety tips for both what to do if there is a fire in your home and what to do if you observe a suspicious person around your home.

The statement urged students to not engage suspicious persons, but rather be good witnesses and develop an accurate mental picture of the person in question.

A subsequent press statement was released Wednesday by the Murray State Police informing the University community that an arrest had been made by the investigating agencies.

 

Staff Report