ARSON ARRESTS: Two Metro Men Charged With Arson
Two men are in custody in Polk County, charged with intentionally setting two fires that destroyed three buildings in June.
On June 20th, firefighters were called out to rural Madrid on a report of house fire. The next day they were called back to the same address on a report of a burning barn and corn crib. All three structures were destroyed.
Wednesday afternoon, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Office arrested 19-year old Meldari Mehmedovic of Clive and 20-year old Anthony Salazar of Des Moines.
The men are charged with two counts of second degree arson. They’re being held on more than $20,000 bond each.