From Monticello Police Chief, Joey Hoover:
At approximately 9:50 a.m. Sunday (June 26), Joey Wayne Hall, 45, of Monticello, was taken into custody by MPD Lt. Josh Asberry on a Wayne District Court warrant charging him with two counts of Arson 1st Degree in connection with fires set during the early morning hours of Friday, June 24, that destroyed what is known as the “Wray building” and seriously damaged adjacent structures in downtown Monticello, including the Wayne County Courthouse.
Hall was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing and is a collaborative effort of the Monticello Police Department, Monticello Fire Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County Attorney’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Numerous individuals and businesses have provided invaluable assistance thus far in this investigation and their help is greatly appreciated!