Man in custody in connection to deadly fire - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Man in custody in connection to deadly fire

SAINT FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A 54-year-old man was taken into custody after a deadly fire Thursday night in Saint Francois County, Missouri.

According to Sheriff Daniel R. Bullock, around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, the state fire Marshal, along with investigators and detectives responded to the scene where they say one man died.

Sheriff Bullock says investigators determined the man's death was possibly a homicide and later an arson.

The dead man was identified as Kenneth Ray Vaughn, a 68-year-old resident of French Village. 

A a 54-year-old man from the French Village area was arrested around 10 a.m. on Friday in connection to the incident.

The man was being held as an "probation and parole absconder" (a fleeing risk) with no bond while detectives continue the investigation, and attend an autopsy with the medical examiner.

Bullock says formal charges are pending.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Short chase results in 2 robbery arrests in Marion, IL

    Short chase results in 2 robbery arrests in Marion, IL

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:59:53 GMT
    Two men were arrested on robbery charges (Source: KFVS)Two men were arrested on robbery charges (Source: KFVS)
    Two men were arrested on robbery charges (Source: KFVS)Two men were arrested on robbery charges (Source: KFVS)

    On April 25 around 9:54 p.m. the Marion Police Department responded to a possible armed robbery in progress at Valero Gas on Main St.

    On April 25 around 9:54 p.m. the Marion Police Department responded to a possible armed robbery in progress at Valero Gas on Main St.

  • First Alert: Scattered showers will continue today

    First Alert: Scattered showers will continue today

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:45:59 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says scattered showers will continue to rotate through parts of the area today. 

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says scattered showers will continue to rotate through parts of the area today. 

  • Entrepreneurs wanted at Walmart Open Call for products

    Entrepreneurs wanted at Walmart Open Call for products

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:39:24 GMT
    (Source: Walmart)(Source: Walmart)
    (Source: Walmart)(Source: Walmart)

    Walmart is asking for made-in-the-USA products and giving people a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by visiting walmart-jump.com; the deadline is May 4.

    Walmart is asking for made-in-the-USA products and giving people a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by visiting walmart-jump.com; the deadline is May 4.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:02:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

  • Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:55:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:23:56 GMT
    (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
  • Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

    Geologists say N. Korea's nuclear test site likely collapsed

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:28:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:03:00 GMT
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

Powered by Frankly