Zionsville Times Sentinel

September 26, 2012

Lebanon man in burning hotel charged with burglary and theft

By Rod Rose/For the Times Sentinel
CNHI

— Investigators have a person of interest, and are looking for a suspect, in an arson fire Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, at the former Quality Inn on Ind. 39 in Lebanon.

Jason D. Jones, 62, 441 W. Elm St., Lebanon, was charged with burglary and theft after police found him walking out of the building, according to a police report filed by LPD Patrolman Kevin Allen.

Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set, but Jones is not considered a suspect in that crime, Lebanon Fire Chief Jason Lee said Friday.

“It was not a fire-related arrest,” Lee said. “He was on the scene; although he’s a person of interest, we’re still looking for another suspect.”

See Wednesday’s paper for the full story.