Jerseyville residents arrested for suspected arson in Greene County

By Ryne Turke on December 6, 2016 at 5:55am

A pair of Jerseyville residents spent time behind bars last week after their alleged involvement in a suspected case of arson in Greene County.

According to Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen, the Carrollton Fire Protection District was dispatched to a residential fire at the corner of Walnut Street and County Road 550N at around 4:15 a.m. on November 28th.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department also responded after a report that there were no active utilities on at the residence.

At around 3:45 p.m. on the day of the fire, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and State Fire Marshal investor arrested 20 year old Emily Engelsdorfer. Law enforcement apprehended 19-year-old Brett Russell about an hour later.

Both were charged with one count of arson. Engelsdorfer and Russell have since posted bond and have been released, pending a court appearance in Greene County Court.

The residence, owned by Bank of America, was a total loss.