Springfield man, teen arrested for Pillsbury Mills plant arson


    Richard L. Thomas, age 24, of the 1100 block of North 4th Street was indicted for suspected arson. (Springfield Police Department)

    A Springfield man and a teen are facing charges in connection with a fire at the Pillsbury Mills Factory on Nov. 30, 2018.

    Springfield Police say the fire department determined the fire was set deliberately.

    The investigation led authorities to Richard L. Thomas, 24, of Springfield and a 17-year-old boy.

    Both were indicted on charges of arson and criminal damage to property of over $500.

    Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 217.788.8311 and/or Crime Stoppers at 217.788.8427.

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