Third Juvenile Suspect Charged in Western Gardens Arson Case

Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Police Department says the third suspect in the Western Gardens fire has had his initial appearance in court.

Detective Dareall Thompson says the third juvenile will also be charged with arson, as a juvenile. Thompson tells Newscenter 11 all three juvenile suspects remain in police custody.

Investigators have not released a motive for the fire, but say it appears molotov cocktails were used to start the fire that left 30 people without a place to call home.