(Marshalltown, IA) -- A Tama man is charged with 2nd Degree Arson, in connection with a house fire in Marshalltown. Police say 36-year-old Jhesie Hill is accused of setting a fire at a home at 5 East Webster Street. Police say there was no one home at the time of the fire and it appeared that the homeowners were not living in the residence. The home sustained a significant amount of fire and smoke damage. While conducting an extensive investigation into the origin and cause of the fire, fire and police personnel determined that the fire was intentionally set.
This incident remains under investigation. If anyone in the community has information regarding this investigation, they are asked to call the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725 or Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641.753.1234.