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UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with St. Clairsville bar fire

Updated: Monday, August 18 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio – Firefighters were called to the Beech Hill Bar just outside of St. Clairsville, which was the scene of an active structure fire around 9:30 on Saturday night.
But Belmont County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy James Zusack says that emergency call was no accident.
"Fire Marshal came in and found it was arson," Zusack said.
Investigators with the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office determined this alleged arsonist's course of action.
"He broke into the bottom part of the bar from my understanding,” Zusack said. “He did use force to gain access into where he needed to light the fire."
It didn't take long before investigators pinpointed a suspect.
"We located the subject, (and) brought him in for an interview,” Zusack said. (And) he confessed to lighting the fire and was taken into custody at that point."
As a result, 26-year-old Timothy Earl Camp Jr. of St. Clairsville was taken to the county jail and charged with felonies of aggravated arson and aggravated burglary.
He’s behind bars on a $20,000 bond.
As for a motive in the case, investigators say right they have a few possible leads, but those will remain under wraps.

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with St. Clairsville bar fire


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