EL DORADO, Arkansas –-(Ammoland.com)- Two Union County men were arrested last week after evidence was developed that they had attempted to burn an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer’s truck.
The investigation into the incident led to the arrest of Harold S. Otwell, age 47 of El Dorado and Dustin A. Pate, age 31 of Junction City. Both individuals were arrested on June 27, 2018.
The attempted arson was discovered on June 24, 2018, after the Union County wildlife officer noticed an oily substance and indications that someone had attempted to light the liquid on his state-issued vehicle. The officer’s vehicle was parked outside his residence when the incident occurred.
The investigation included the AGFC’s Enforcement Division, Criminal Investigation Division of the Arkansas State Police and Union County Sheriff’s Office. Evidence was gathered from the scene and forwarded to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for analysis.
Otwell has been charged with attempted arson and arson, both Class B felonies. If convicted, the charges carry a possible sentence of 5 to 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Otwell also could face an enhancement penalty for targeting law enforcement, which carries …Read the Rest