Arson blamed for motor grader fire
April 16, 2020
Jewell County law enforcement continues to investigate an apparent case of arson which was first reported to the office at 2:52 a.m. the morning of April 2.
A fire was apparently set in Ionia which damaged a county-owned motor grader. Shortly after the first report, the sheriff’s office received another call reported a silver Dodge flatbed pickup was involved in two motor vehicle accidents north of Ionia.
Upon investigation it was determined the two crimes were committed by the same individual.
The suspected truck was found on a property north of Ionia. An injured male suspect was fo...