Warrants have been issued for three suspects in a Shenandoah arson investigation. Shenandoah Police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office say 23-year-old Joshua Jordan and 21-year-old Scott Head, both of Shenandoah, were arrested over the weekend on second degree arson charges.
Authorities, meanwhile, are still searching for a third suspect, 27-year-old Christopher Bowers, also of Shenandoah. State Fire Investigator John Ticer says the warrants were issued Friday.
"The fire occured on January 30th of ’09 to a two-car, detached garage owned by Heather Koshell," Ticer says. "…Three subjects have been determined to be responsible for that fire."
Jordan and Head are being held in the Page County Jail. Anyone with information on Bowers’ whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency.
Ticer says they’ve determined the motive. "This was a retaliation for something that they considered they’d been wronged on or friends of theirs had been wronged on, and so they used arson as their form of retaliation against Miss Koshell," Ticer says.
Investigators say the suspects threw a plastic container filled with a flammable fluid against the garage and that fueled the blaze.