STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

UPDATE: Arrests expected soon for Starkville Walmart fire

Starkville police appear to be one step closer to arresting those responsible for setting fire to pallets and boxes behind Walmart during the weekend.

Posted: Apr. 24, 2018 2:12 PM
Updated: Apr. 24, 2018 7:45 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Starkville police appear to be one step closer to arresting those responsible for setting fire to pallets and boxes behind Walmart during the weekend.

Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough says authorities have identified the three juveniles from Walmart's surveillance video.

Yarbrough says one of the suspects signed a statement, while the other two retained attorneys.

He says the suspects, who are under the age of 16, started the fire and burned hundreds of boxes.

The fire happened Saturday at the store on Highway 12. 

RELATED: Law enforcement investigate fire at Starkville Walmart

Article Comments

Tupelo
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 52°
Columbus
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 52°
Oxford
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Starkville
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 52°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather