Man Arrested for Starting Fire

Police say, they responded to a dumpster fire on May 25, 2019. The suspect responsible for the fire was identified as 49 year-old Leroy Allen Jr . of Popular Bluff The fire fully engulfed the dumpster behind Letassy Pharmacy on West Pine St. Police said the fire spread to nearby fencing and damaged the pharmacy’s generator and equipment owned by Poplar Bluff Municipal Utilities. During the investigation, police said they learned the fire was intentionally set. Allen was found by officers on Wednesday, May 29. He was interviewed about the incident and later taken into custody.

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