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Reward offered in cotton arson case

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The cotton module pictured above is one of three recently set on fire near Senath, Mo.
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SENATH, Mo. -- A $10,000 reward is being offered to anyone who holds information leading to the arrest and conviction stemming from an incident Saturday night involving cotton modules being burned in the Senath area.

The reward has been put up by Farmer's Union Gin, Dalton Cotton Co., and Four-Way Gin. Anyone with information is asked to call (573) 738-2648, (573) 738-2621, (573) 738-3232 or the Dunklin County Sheriffs office at (573) 888-2424.

According to authorities, on Saturday evening, the Senath Fire Department responded to reports of cotton modules being set on fire at fields belonging to Charles Parker and Jason Chandler.

According to Omar Karnes, Senath Police Chief, Parker had two modules burned and Chandler had one.

Karnes, as well as the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department, said there are no leads at this time.

Steve Harris, of Farmers Union Gin of Senath, said the estimated dollar value of each module is approximately $5,600. Harris said each module consists of four roll bales.

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