Clarinda teen arrested on arson & other charges


May 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports a Clarinda teen was arrested Tuesday night on arson and other charges. 18-year old Bryson Sean McAlpin was taken into custody at around 8:20-p.m. during a traffic stop for an outstanding warrant. The warrant charged McAlpin with Arson, Intimidation, and Possession of an Incendiary Device. The charges are the result of an investigation into an incident which occurred on April 1st, during which McAlpin allegedly threw two Molotov cocktail-type devices at a vehicle occupied by two people in the 100 block of west Washington Street in Clarinda.

He was unable to post $25,000 bond, and was being held in the Page County Jail. McAlpin faces additional charges of Possession of Alcohol by a person under legal age.