Two men convicted for Payne Tire & Auto arson incident

Pictured is Ryan Payne. (Police photo)

The year-long investigation into the arson of Payne Tire & Auto in Hillsboro, Ill. has led to the convictions of two men.

Owner Ryan Payne, of Hillsboro, and William Hirsch, of Coffeen, pled guilty Wednesday, June 6 for their involvement in arson.

Both men were sentenced to three years in prison.

Payne was convicted of burning his own shop to defraud the shop's insurance company.

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