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Carl J. McKinney

At around 11 p.m. Saturday night, police responded to a mobile home in the 2000 block of W. 16th on a report that Carl McKinney, 26, started fires there.

The North Platte Fire Department officers learned McKinney had spread gasoline from a burning fire pit in his back yard to other areas, including an adjoining neighbor’s fence line, police spokesman Rodney Brown said.

There was some damage to the moblie home and a television cable.

McKinney was charged with second-degree arson and jailed.

McKinney lived in the mobile home with a roomate, Brown said.

McKinney's arrest is his thrid of the year. He was charged with disturbing the peace in February and again in March, according to sheriff's records.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/20/2013
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