Galena man arrested on Arson and Burglary charges

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – A man was arrested near Baxter Springs early Monday morning after he allegedly broke into someone’s home and started a fire in a nearby barn.

Police say homeowners just east of Baxter Springs alerted police dispatch when they awoke to a rural Galena man inside their home.

The report indicates that deputies arrived minutes later and arrested the 37-year-old suspect and requested the following charges:

  • Aggravated Burglary
  • Burglary
  • Arson

Officers say the Arson charge stems from a fire he is suspected of starting in a nearby barn.

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