A Chillicothe man has been charged with Arson in the second degree in Livingston County after a fire that occurred in January.
Ronald Gene Dryer, 53, of Chillicothe is alleged to have set a camper on fire. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the camper fire on January 24th on North Herriford Street in Chillicothe. The camper was being used as a residence. The Missouri State Fire Marshal was requested to investigate the origins of the fire.
It was determined the fire started inside the camper, underneath the dining room table in a couch cushion. After an investigation, it is alleged that Dryer set the fire after an altercation with his brother. Dryer is said to have been seen in the vicinity of the camper minutes before the fire.
A criminal summons was issued for Dryer to appear in court.
Dryer also entered a guilty plea yesterday to an unrelated charge of misdemeanor Receiving Stolen Property in Livingston County from an incident in May, 2019. In that case he was sentenced to 58 days in jail with credit for time served.