Iowa, the fire chief, is in charge of arson after the GPS of his truck put him on the scene of two fires and the police linked him to at least seven others
- Timothy Hora is said to have started seven field fires near Oxford last month
- The assistant fire brigade commander sees five arson counts for fires on 13 and 21 April
- None of the fires resulted in injury or material damage
- Hora, 30, was also charged with one count of public intoxication for an unrelated incident on Tuesday
Oxford Assistant Fire Chief Timothy Hora, 30, has been accused of setting a series of fires in the fields of Iowa after the GPS in his truck put him on the scene of two fires. Hora can be seen above in his mugshot
A fire chief in Iowa has been accused of setting a series of fires after the GPS in his truck put him on the scene of two fires.
Authorities say Oxford Assistant Fire Chief Timothy Hora (30) has been responsible for at least seven field fires in the area in the last month.
He is now faced with five arson counts and public intoxication.
The first fire allegedly started by Hora was reported on March 27 in the city of Tiffin around 8:40 PM, according to a press release from the Sheriff & # 39; s Office of Johnson County.
Two weeks later, on April 13, a sheriff's representative encountered three fires in a rural area about a mile north of Oxford.
The deputy would have seen Hora stomp to the fire of one of the fires at a parked pickup truck.
He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, and a butane torch was taken from the back of his truck.
The next day, Hora told the investigators that he was patrolling the area for a arsonist when he found the fires, according to a report.
Researchers trace the GPS in the Hora truck, similar to the above, and discovered that he had been near the scene of two fires in southwest Oxford on Sunday evening
Two more fires were reported last Sunday around 10.45 am in southwest Oxford. Researchers followed Hora & # 39; s GPS and discovered that his vehicle was near the fire that night.
The rescuer now has to deal with five arson counts for the fires on April 13 and April 21. None of the fires resulted in injury or material damage.
He was also accused of one count of public intoxication for an unrelated incident on Tuesday, officials said.
He is being held at Johnson County Prison for a $ 50,000 bond.
Johnson County Sheriff & # 39; s Office Sgt. Brad Kunkel said the investigation is ongoing and that Hora could be linked to other fires in the future.