Ex-Mason County Firefighter Charged With Arson

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Point Pleasant, WV (AP) -- A former Mason County volunteer firefighter has been charged with participating in the burning of two structures.

The Mason County Grand Jury charged 25-year-old Kimberly Sue Blake of Mason this week with two counts of first-degree arson and one count of conspiracy.

Blake is accused of conspiring with co-defendant Brent Donovan Kapp to burn two structures in Mason in October 2007.

Both were members of the Mason Volunteer Fire Department at the time.

Kapp pleaded guilty in February to one count of first-degree arson and one count of second-degree arson.

A third defendant, Jamal "J.J." Cuthbertson of Hartford, pleaded guilty in Dcember to second-degree arson.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Fire Eater Location: Pburg on May 8, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    Thanks Bobbo, you have perpetuated the stupid rivalry between us and the volunteers and made yourself and your department look arrogant and "UNprofessional". You make me sick because of your arrogance. Its guys like you that I cannot call a brother. Fortunately, we across the river don't think the way you Buckeyes do. We appreciate the local volunteers because, like it or not, we may need them someday. Don't make enemies of those you may depend on Bobbo. You guys have a real attitude problem at MFD. Kind of like the mouthy guy who gets his clock cleaned by the quiet amateur in the toughman you too will fall. And all you vollies out there, keep your head up, at least know that some IAFFs respect and appreciate you.
  • by bobbo Location: marietta on May 7, 2009 at 12:07 PM
    yea matt ur right this wouldnt be done by a "professional" cuz we have a lil more pride than "volunteer" firefighters.thanks have a nice day
  • by Matthew Location: Ohio on May 7, 2009 at 10:31 AM
    I'm sure someone will get on here and say that this is typical of Volunteer Firefighters and how "Professional" (AKA Paid) Firefighters would never do this. So be prepared for ignorance.
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