• Man sets fire to home

    by  • December 31, 2012 • News

    A 47-year-old Centralia man is in the Marion County jail this morning, charged with aggravated arson, aggravated battery and resisting arrest.

    According to Centralia police, Shawn Allen Reichenbach was arrested after his mother called and said her son was out of control.

    Officers say that upon their arrival at the Chipwood Lane Home, Reichenbach was saying he wished police would shoot him. Police reports indicate that multiple times before Reichenbach was taken to the Marion County Jail, he attempted to have police shoot him.

    As officers approached the home, Reichenbach reportedly threw something that appeared to be an oxygen tank on fire out the front door.

    The fire department was called as flames were observed inside the home, and popping noises as well as small explosions were heard.

    According to the fire department, the home suffered smoke and heat damage throughout and the two women at the home were taken to a residence in central city.

    The state fire marshal has been called to investigate the fire.