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Lawrence man charged with two counts of arson

May 5, 2013

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A 27-year-old Lawrence man was arrested and charged May 3 with two counts of arson.

Benaiah Daniel Roeber is being held in the Douglas County Jail on a $50,000 bond following his arrest in the case.

According to court records, the charges stem from an April 13 incident in Lawrence. However, further information about the case was not available Sunday.

Roeber is scheduled to make his next court appearance May 7.

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RockyRaccoon 1 year, 5 months ago

The Douglas County booking records says the location of arrest was " 603 NE CLUBHOUSE DR " which according to Google Maps is in Lee's Summit, MO; Google Maps doesn't list a location in Lawrence with that address. I realize he was arrested 5/3 and the arson occurred 4/13, but it also seems odd that the Douglas County Sheriff's Office would make an arrest in Lee's Summit, MO.

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Nikonman 1 year, 5 months ago

How about an arrest on an out of state felony warrant? Probably an NCIC hit.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

According to court records, the charges stem from an April 13 incident in Lawrence. However, further information about the case was not available Sunday.

---nothing in LJW for April 13/14 RE fire, closest is the Slow Ride trailer fires April 6???

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shaunepec 1 year, 5 months ago

Might've been a small fire we didn't report on.

Shaun LJW

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

aware of that, yet serious enough for an this kinda warrant ...?

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xclusive85 1 year, 5 months ago

Around that date, there were some fireworks set off at the deadend of Bob Billings at the very west edge of town. My neighbor and I saw who set them off. They sped right past our houses and to a house in our neighbor hood. My neighbor called the police. After we called them, we noticed smoke coming from the area. I went over to see if there was a fire, and sure enough there was. It was big enough that I couldn't stomp it out. There is a lot of brush in the area, and a fire can get out of hand as we saw last summer. A fire truck had to come out and the fire was put out. If this is indeed what the incident was, maybe they are trying to send a message. Again, there was a fairly significant fire out there last year that threatened homes and Langston Hughes.

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