Suspect named in connection with mobile home fire

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 1:10 p.m. CDT
Nathan Allen Dinwiddie has been named a suspect in a fire that occurred early Thursday morning at Blue Acres Mobile Home Park.

COLUMBIA — A man has been named a suspect in connection with an arson at the Blue Acres Mobile Home Park on Thursday morning.

Units from the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a disturbance and a fire at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday in Blue Acres Mobile Home Park, 4001 S. Ponderosa St., according to a release from the sheriff's department.

Detective Tom O'Sullivan with the sheriff's department named Nathan Allen Dinwiddie, 21, as a suspect.

Lighter fluid was used to ignite a small fire inside the mobile home, O'Sullivan said. A vehicle parked outside, which belonged to one of the residents, was vandalized. O'Sullivan said it had a broken windshield and four flat tires.

At the time of the fire, two adult females and three children were inside the home. No one was injured, the release stated.

O'Sullivan said it is possible that the residents were allowing Dinwiddie to stay there, as he has no current address.

No arrests have been made, and O'Sullivan said the sheriff's department is looking for Dinwiddie.

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