High Knob Tower Fire Arsonist enters guilty plea
High Knob LO, Virginia arson event. Halloween 2007.
Saturday, February 14, 2009 7:46 PM
Subject: [firelookout] USFS Law Enforcement News - High Knob Tower
On 1/20, a 23 year-old former volunteer firefighter pleaded guilty to
setting fire to the High Knob Observation Tower on the Clinch RD. The
defendant entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, VA
to numerous charges against him that were the result of the tower fire
and a second fire that destroyed a toilet building on Halloween 2007.
A second individual involved in the fires had previously entered
guilty pleas to similar charges. Sentencing is scheduled for April.
I glad they busted those ******** .It a shame that one was a former firefighter.To burn such a historic structure is astounding and senseless.I hope they receive a stiff sentence.