Birmingham police officer, third suspect charged in arson www.privateofficer.com
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama June 16 2012– A second Birmingham police officer arrested in connection to an arson investigation has been charged, Birmingham police announced this afternoon.
A third suspect in the case — who is not a city employee — has also been charged.
The officer, Jason Arnold, 35, of Hoover, has been charged with arson and is being held on $150,000 bond. He has been a West Precinct officer since 2009.
The third suspect is Anthony Weaver, 48, of Birmingham. He is charged with arson and is held on $60,000 bond.
These arrests are associated with fires at 2901 Ensley Avenue and 2532 Warrior Road, said Sgt. Johnny Williams.
Already charged is Officer Curtis Jeffrey Thornton, 27, is charged with second-degree arson in connection with a May 21 house fire in the 1700 block of 29th Street Ensley.