Trio of juveniles charged for arson in Ford mansion fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Andrew Douglas

Trio of juveniles charged for arson in Ford mansion fire

Three juveniles have been charged with arson for setting fire to a house Thursday afternoon on Parkdale.

The suspects, 12-year-old Steven Brown, 13-year-old Marshaun Liggins, and 14-year-old Delvon Wash were taken into custody Thursday and charged with felony arson. 

The trio is accused of setting a fire at the former home of the late former Shelby County Commissioner Dr. James Ford.  Flames destroyed the mansion.

Liggins and Walsh both have extensive rap sheets, containing past charges that include possession of a firearm on a school campus, theft of a vehicle, theft of property, domestic assault, disorderly conduct, and more.

The teens had a hearing Friday afternoon, where bonds were set at amounts ranging from $2,500 to $15,000.

"The severity of the crime and the past case history, which would be the past involvement with the court in delinquent matters, all combined to form the amount of the treatment they would be given," said Lieutenant Wilks Jr. of Shelby County Juvenile Court.

All three teens remain locked up at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center.

They are expected back in Juvenile Court within two weeks.


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