Suspect or suspects sought in Bluffs arson/attempted murder


May 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs are looking for a person they say will be charged with Arson in the 1st Degree and Attempted murder. According to Bluffs Police, at around 3:30 this (Wednesday) morning, 20-year old Kevin Arnold and 56-year old Roland Arnold were in their bedroom at 3616 John Street in Council Bluffs, when they heard two gun shots.

Rounds from what were believed to be a shotgun penetrated the room and hit both men. Roland Arnold was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Kevin Arnold refused treatment for his minor injuries.

During their investigation, authorities learned the suspect or suspects involved in the incident threw an accelerant outside of the men’s residence, but the liquid failed to ignite. The incident remains under investigation.