Sheriff’s Office investigates arson at Purcell City Hall

Purcell Mo City Hall Fire June 2021
Fire set in drop box at Purcell City Hall entrance

PURCELL, Mo. – Investigators say a small fire was set near the entrance of Purcell City Hall.

On June 3, 2021, around 4:18 a.m., Jasper County deputies responded to an attempted arson. When they got to Purcell City Hall (104 W. 3rd Street), they discovered a small fire had been started in the drop box near the entrance. It was already extinguished.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says there was minimal damage to the building. In a release, authorities stated their, “Investigation revealed a report of a possible suspect in the area shortly before the fire described as a female with long hair and medium build in a red passenger car.”

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call them at 417-358-8177, Dispatch at 417-359-9100 or the tips line at 417-358-TIPS.