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2 Teens Arrested In Cooper After Admitting To Setting 2 Homes On Fire

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On Sunday, November 7, 2021, at approximately 2:20 a.m., a call was received about a residential structure that was on fire in the 900 block of southeast 5th street in Cooper. Delta County Fire Units were dispatched to the location where they found a residential structure fully engulfed. They then started to extinguish that blaze.

While on routine patrol, at approximately 3:48 a.m., Sgt Robinson drove up on another residence fully engulfed on fire in the area of northwest 7th street and West Wilson. Immediately near the scene, he made contact with two subjects in a vehicle. The two subjects were later identified as 19-year-old, Jayden Limbaugh of Cooper and 19-year-old Javon Jones of Cooper. Suspects were found to be in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and tobacco and were subsequently arrested on those charges.

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During the investigation into the fires, it was quickly determined that the fires were set intentionally. Both residences were vacant at the time of the fire. Through a subsequent investigation, it was determined that the suspects that had been detained by Sgt Robinson were involved in setting the fires. The investigation on the arsons continues and more information is being gathered.

Mr. Jones and Mr. Limbaugh face 2 counts of 2nd-degree Arson with a $10,000 bond for each charge. They also both face a charge of Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces with a $1,000 bond and they have personal recognizance bonds for the possession of drug paraphernalia and the minor in possession of tobacco charges. Mr. Jones is still in custody at the Delta County Jail and Mr. Limbaugh has posted bonds pending a trial.

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