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Arson sends Atchison man to prison
01/06/2021

Marvin Reese (Credit: Atchison Co Sheriff's Office)

(KAIR)--A December sentencing in Atchison County District Court means 3-years in prison for a convicted Atchison arsonist

 According to a release from Atchison County Attorney Sherri Becker, Marvin Reese was sentenced December 18, having entered a guilty plea to arson last September 25.

Becker said an investigation on January 21, 2020 found that Reese had intentionally set fire to his own home “with the intent to defraud his home insurance carrier.”

The release says the District Court Judge, when making his sentencing decision, “had a public safety concern” which weighed into his decision to sentence Reese to prison.

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