David Allen Southerland mug shot BCSO

Two more people are facing charges connected to the February 2009 arson fire that destroyed the home of Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Cline.

Baxter County, Arkansas, Sheriff John Montgomery says David Allen Southerland, 46, and Sherri Ladawn Hogue, 30, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the torching of Cline's home.


Sherri Ladawn Hogue mug shot BCSO

On February 20, 2009, Cline and his family were at a restaurant celebrating his granddaughter's third birthday when they got a phone call that their home near Pontiac was on fire.

An Ozark County deputy followed an alleged trail of flammable liquid from the backyard to the porch and called investigators with the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office to help with the investigation.




Cline home arson (courtesy Ozark County Times)

Tom and Mary Cline lost nearly everything in the blaze, but were able to save some of Cline's fathers military medals from World War II.

On June 5 , 2010, Tina Louise Amaral, 28, and Stephen Lawrence Shaw, 25, both of Mountain Home, were indicted by a grand jury for their alleged involvement in the arson. Shaw is currently incarcerated on an unrelated matter.
Tina Amaral mug shot OCSO

Shaw pleaded guilty to passing bad checks in Ozark County 3 times in 2009. He is still awaiting trial for burglary and theft there for alleged incidents in 2008 and 2009. It is not known at this time if revenge against Cline for filing charges against him is what led to the fire.



Stephen L. Shaw mug shot DOC

Hogue has waved extradition and was picked up by Ozark County authorities Saturday afternoon. Southerland is being held without bond and is awaiting extradition back to Missouri.

0 comments:

Followers