November 26, 2014

Business owner faces arson charge

A man is in custody, charged with felony arson after a fire destroyed a business and caused damages to the adjacent properties.  David J. Johnson, 35, of Medford is accused of setting fire to the business he operated, the Main Street Convenience Store.

A Medford police patrol officer spotted the smoke at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The State Fire Marshall and the Department of Criminal Investigation were called in to assist Medford and Stetsonville fire officials in determining the cause of the fire. No further details have been released.

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