Mt. Carmel Man Charged for Weekend Trailer Fire

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An arson investigation leads to the arrest of a Mt. Carmel man Tuesday. Police say 31-year-old Rocky Hoard is charged with setting a fire over the weekend.

Crews responded to a trailer fire at the 700 block of W. 5th St. at 3 a.m. Sunday. Police say the homeowner was able to put the fire out with a blanket, but found a gas can thrown through his window.

Hoard’s bond was set at $500,000. He’s also wanted in Hamilton County, Illinois for violating an order of protection.

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