PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. – Two men appeared for initial arraignment Friday, on arson charges that resulted in a death on June 23rd in Sedalia.
Aran Tyler Cantrell, 21, and Cody Harvey, 23, were each arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of accessory to arson in the first degree and held with a $250,000 cash only bond. Charges were sought after firefighters found the victim, Matthew Eldenberg, 30, in a structure fire at 1903 South Grand Avenue. Efforts to resuscitate Eldenberg were unsuccessful and he was later pronounced dead at Bothwell Hospital.
This case has been continued to 1:30 p.m., July 12th, for an attorney status hearing.