Police make arrests in connection with vacant house fires in Jennings County
JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind.– Police made three arrests in connection with a string of arson cases in Jennings County.
Taylor Corya and Tristan McDonald, both 18, were arrested on Jan. 5, along with a 17-year-old male suspect. Their charges include arson, burglary and theft.
In 2018, the fire marshal’s office investigated a series of vacant house fires and determined they were connected. The investigators obtained a search warrant and placed the teens under arrest.
While searching a home, police say they found stolen items from one of the vacant houses, as well as surveillance footage of the suspects igniting one of the fires.
The 18-year-olds admitted to being involved in the crimes, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Corya and McDonald were taken to the Jennings County Jail, and the 17-year-old was transported to the Bartholomew County Juvenile Detention Center.