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Second man arrested on multiple arson charges in 2020 Randolph County fire

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 4:04 PM EDT
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Updated Story (06/10/2021, 3:23 PM):

ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) - A second man has been arrested in connection to an arson fire at a trucking company in Elkins that caused roughly $60,000 in damages.

Jason B. Collins, the owner of Anytime Trucking Company, was arrested on Wednesday on charges that he started a fire at his company last year.

Collins, 43, is charged with one count of first-degree arson, three counts of third-degree arson, one count of burning insured property, and one count of conspiracy. He is currently being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

A former employee of the trucking company is also charged with arson in the case. Elwood “Lynn” Hebb was arrested last week and is currently held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

This case remains open and under investigation. The W. Va. State Fire Marshal’s Office is requesting anyone with knowledge and or information about this fire event contact the WVSFMO Incident Hotline at (800) 233-FIRE (3473).

Original Story (06/07/2021, 4:05 PM):

An Elkins man has been arrested in connection to an arson fire at a trucking company that caused almost $60,000 in damages.

Elwood “Lynn” Hebb, 45, turned himself in to authorities last week for his role in the fire at Anytime Trucking Company in Elkins on May 25, 2020. Hebb was an employee of the trucking company.

Hebb has been charged with one count of first-degree arson, three counts of third-degree arson, one count of burning insured property, and one count of conspiracy. He is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

This case is still under investigation. West Virginia State Fire Marshalls Office investigators are asking anyone with information about this event to contact the West Virginia State Fire Incident Hotline at (800) 233-FIRE / (800) 233-3473.

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