Agencies Probe String of Suspicious Fires

| August 3, 2012
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Update:  Police Chief Don Rector has also confirmed the fires.  He reports a total of five blazes at the resident on Lakeview Drive and two vehicle fires. Rector says appliances from the home, as well as DNA from the door handles of the vehicles have been to sent to the lab for testing.  He expects charges to be filed once those results have been received.  Rector says he hopes to see those as early as next week. 

An investigation is underway into several house fires in Lexington.  Fire Captain Josh Faller said very few details are being released at this time, but he could confirm multiple agencies are questioning the nature of at least three fires.

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Federal investigators are believed to be involved as well.  Homeowners Ken and Shawna Jobe may have intentionally set the fires, according to our anonymous sources.  Nothing is being confirmed at this time.  The Jobe family has received many donations including one from members of the Missouri National Guard Company C.  No criminal charges have been filed at this time.  Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney Kellie Wingate-Campbell told KMZU News that a report has not yet been submitted to her office.  We will continue to follow this breaking news story.

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