Sheriff’s office investigating another bridge arson

Sheriff: Bridge set on fire on purpose, sheriff’s office investigating second case in 5 months invol

POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Sheriff’s investigators want to know who set fire to a county bridge, destroying it.

According to a Facebook post, the road department said a fire destroyed the bridge on Desmond Lake Road.

For the second time in months, someone set fire to the Desmond Lake Road bridge.
For the second time in months, someone set fire to the Desmond Lake Road bridge. (Source: Poinsett Co. Road Dept. via Facebook)

It is the same bridge that was damaged last August.

Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder said the Lepanto Fire Department responded to the fire around 6 a.m. Monday. Despite their best efforts, the bridge was destroyed.

Molder said the fire was intentionally set, and detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office at 870-578-4444.

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