Second man arrested in trucking company fire
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A second arrest has been made in connection with a fire at a trucking company last year in northcentral West Virginia – this time the owner, investigators say.
Jason B. Collins, 43, of Elkins, was arrested Wednesday, according to the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (WVSMO).
The fire at Anytime Trucking Company in Elkins caused about $60,000 worth of damage in May 2020, investigators say. The subsequent investigation by the WVSMO and West Virginia State Police lasted nearly 13 months.
Last week, former trucking company employee Elwood “Lynn” Hebb was arrested on arson charges in connection with the incident. He is in custody in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.
Investigators say Collins is charged with one count of first-degree arson, three counts of third-degree arson, one count of burning insured property, and one count of conspiracy. He is being held in lieu of a $100,000 cash-only bond at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.
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