Champion arson leads to charges against four suspects
Champion Police have charged four people from the Warren area in connection with an investigation into an arson blaze in the township.
According to court records, warrants were issued for the arrest of three men and one woman on charges related to last Monday’s fire at an abandoned industrial building on the 4000 block of Mahoning Avenue.
Lucas Wheatcroft, 21; Robert Burson III, 24; Madison Culver, 21; and Raymond Kohn Jr., are all charged with criminal trespass.
Wheatcroft and Burson are also charged with arson.
All the suspects except for Kohn had been arrested by Sunday and will be arraigned by video in Warren Municipal Court on Monday.
Initially, the first crews on the scene found a small fire inside a door before discovering several other fires inside.
Firefighters from Champion, Bazetta, Bristol, Cortland, Southington, and Warren Township were out until 1 a.m. Tuesday until the fire was put out.