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UPDATE: Iowa arson suspect surrenders

This news story was published on December 27, 2011.
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Steve Woodhouse, Knoxville Journal-Express –

Knoxville — Suspected arsonist David Allen Brommel, 45, of Indianola, was booked into the Marion County Jail moments ago.

Marion County Sheriff Ron Goemaat said Brommel is believed to have started the fire at the Department of Human Services building, owned by Marion County. A fire was first set Dec. 18 in the building’s waiting room. Officers were called to the building again at approximately 5 a.m. Christmas morning, were another fire was started in the same place.

Brommel is charged with one count of second-degree arson. He surrendered to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office earlier this afternoon, then transported to Marion County.


Knoxville, IOWA — Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person wanted in connection with an arson fire to a building located at 3014 E. Main in Knoxville, Iowa.  The fire occurred to a former DHS government building after 5:00 am on December 25, 2011.

Authorities are looking for David Allen Brommel of 7368 Nevada Street, rural Indianola, Iowa.  Brommel is a white male, 5’10”, and 180 lbs.  He was last seen on foot south of Knoxville after the fire.

If located, do not apprehend Brommel.  Contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 641-828-2220 or the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 515-961-1122.  Charges are pending against Brommel.

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