SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — A formal arraignment will take place Wednesday morning for a Slater resident accused of arson in Saline County.

The public defender agreed to represent 18-year-old Jordan D. McDaniel on a charge of felony arson in the second degree.

McDaniel and three members of his family, 41-year-old Lillian McDaniel, 28-year-old Joshua Reeves and 20-year-old Sabrina Reeves were charged after a fire gutted a residence in Miami on October 16th.

A message from Joshua Reeves sent to the victim prior to the blaze allegedly threatened to burn down their residence, which went up in flames just hours later.

Lillian McDaniel and Sabrina Reeves will also be arraigned Wednesday.