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Atchison man accused of arson
06/18/2019

(KAIR)--An Atchison man is facing charges related to arson.

Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson told MSC News 47-year-old Dwight Downing, Jr. was arrested Monday.

Wilson said an officer was monitoring traffic on Atchison’s River Road around 8:30 Monday night when he made a vehicle stop.

Wilson said Downing was behind the wheel, and the officer discovered he was wanted in Shawnee County, Kansas.

Downing was taken into custody on warrants from that jurisdiction for aggravated arson and failure to appear in court.

Following his arrest, Downing was booked into the Atchison County Jail.

The details regarding his alleged Shawnee County crimes aren’t immediately available.

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