2 men face arson charges in Jefferson County - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

2 men face arson charges in Jefferson County

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(Left: Peirce Ladd, Right: Equinton Wilks) (Left: Peirce Ladd, Right: Equinton Wilks)

MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Two men face arson charges after a fire Friday morning.

Investigators say it happened at a home in the 1300 block of South 26th.

They determined the fire was suspicious and investigators from Mt Vernon Police Department Detective Division, Mt Vernon Fire Department and State of Illinois Fire Marshal's Office teamed up to track down suspects.
Perice Ladd, 35, and Equinton Wilks, 26, are now in the Jefferson County jail.

Both men face arson charges.

Wilks is also charged with resisting/obstructing an officer.
 

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