Former Ohio Firefighter Sentenced for Arson Fires

Nearly nine months after he pleaded guilty to arson, former Holloway fireman Richard Dunlap has been sentenced.
Dunlap set two fires in Belmont County late last year. In all, 500,000 railroad ties in Holloway were torched. Dunlap also confessed to trying to set fire to a house.
Monday, a Belmont County judge sentenced Dunlap to five years probation as long as Dunlap continues his psychiatric treatment.
Judge Jennifer Sargus said her decision on the sentencing was based on Dunlaps new full employment and the strong support from his community.
Dunlap is the son of Holloway Fire Chief Gordon Dunlap.

Previous Stories:

  • February 6, 2006: Firefighter Pleads Guilty To Arson
  • December 29, 2005: Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty To Arson Charges
  • December 27, 2005: Local Firefighter Is Arrested And Charged With Arson