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Man charged with arson in Midland portable potty fires

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 25, 2008 at 7:01 pm |
August 25, 2008 7:01 pm

Chase St. John Jonker, 25, was charged in Pierce County Superior Court on Monday with two counts of second degree arson.

According to charging documents, Jonker told investigators that he and a guy named “Dave” set fire to two portable toilets at the Midland Community Center on August 14 because it gave them “something to do.” (He was later identified from security video.)

The fire department put out the first fire, started with the aid of WD-40, but the men started a second fire, court records say. One toilet burned to the ground.

Jonker was scheduled to be released late Monday on $15,000 bond, according to online court records

(Photo by skippy13.)

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