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Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Arson

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    WASHINGTON, Iowa - 53 year old Jonathan Beam of Washington has pleaded guilty to arson.

    Firefighters responded to a house fire at 2180 Lexington Blvd. in Washington across from the Washington County Sheriff's Office on October 1, 2013. No one was home.

    Law officers later found Beam in Nebraska.

    Receipts in his car showed he bought gas, flares, and a torch the morning of the fire.