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Watseka Man Arrested for Arson in June 6th Fire

Twenty-year-old Dustin Boyd is charged with Aggravated Arson and 9-counts of Burglary to Motor Vehicles following an investigation from a June 6th fire on W. Park Avenue.

The fire damaged a vehicle and later caught a house on fire.  Watseka Police report Boyd also burglarized several vehicles on the southwest side of Watseka that same night. Boyd is also charged with criminal damage to property.  The Class X felony is punishable with 6-30 years in prison, if convicted.

Watseka Police were assisted in the investigation by the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department, the State Fire Marshall’s Office, State police Crime Scene Unit and the Watseka Fire Department.

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