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Three arrested, charged with arson in Texarkana house fire

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Marie Salomon (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department) Marie Salomon (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department)
Amber Clark (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department) Amber Clark (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department)
Justin Gossett (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department) Justin Gossett (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department)
TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) -

Three people have been arrested and charged with arson in connection with a fire that heavily damaged a Texarkana home in April.

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2319 Garland.  When Firefighters arrived on scene, smoke and flames were erupting from the front of the structure.  The dwelling sustained over $50,000 in damages. 
 
After a lengthy investigation by Fire Marshal Stephen Johnson, it was determined the fire had been intentionally set.  Warrants were obtained for Amber Clark, Justin Gossett, and Marie Salomon. 

With the help of the Texarkana Arkansas and Texarkana Texas Police Departments, the Fire Marshal's Office served those warrants.  The three are charged with Arson and Residential Burglary.  Arson charges are based on the amount of monetary loss.  In this case it is a Class A Felony which carries a sentence of not less than six (6) years nor more than thirty (30) years and/or a fine not exceeding $15,000.  The Residential Burglary Charge is a Class B Felony which carries a sentence of not less than five (5) years nor more than twenty (20) years and/or a fine not exceeding $15,000. 

It is alleged that in retaliation against the occupant of the residence, the three broke into this house and multiple fires were set.  The three are currently being held in the Miller County Detention Facility awaiting trial.  State Farm Insurance Company has requested restitution for the claim it paid to the homeowner. 

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