Police Arrest Man Wanted For Questioning In Tooele Arson Fire

Jesse Barger
Jesse Barger, age 24, arrested and booked into jail after being questioned about the Tooele arson fire. He is currently being held on unrelated charges. Photo: Tooele Police Department

TOOELE, Utah, June 21, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The Tooele City Police Department has arrested the man wanted for questioning in the Tooele arson fire.

Jesse Barger, 24, was taken into custody overnight and booked into jail on an unrelated charge.

On Wednesday, authorities announced they wanted to speak with Barger, but fell short of naming him an official suspect or person of interest.

The Tuesday night fire in Tooele destroyed 10 homes and damaged at least 10 others.

Police maintain it was intentionally set, but have yet to say why.

To see video from Tuesday night’s devastating fire, click on the link below.


Jesse Barger
Jesse Barger 24 is being sought by the Tooele Police Department for questioning in connection with Tuesday night fire believed to be arson Photo Tooele Police Department



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