Assistant fire chief charged with arson

Bryan Stubinger (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Department)
Bryan Stubinger (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Department)

MARION COUNTY, AR (KAIT)- The Marion County Sheriff's Department arrested the Rea Valley Assistant Fire Chief for arson on Monday.

Bryan Stubinger, 43, of rural the Flippin area was arrested for battery in the first degree and two counts of arson. All of the charges are felonies.

According to Sheriff Roger Vickers, the department received a call from a home in Rea Valley. The victim said some set fire to his truck and then hit him in the head with a hammer.

While the victim was at the sheriff's department, they received a call that the house had caught fire.

Sheriff Vickers said after reviewing the surveillance video from the residence, it showed Stubinger committing the crimes.

Stubinger's bond was set at $50,000.00.

At this time, the incident is still under investigation.

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