Firefighter accused of setting fires, then responding to put them out

STONECIPHER SET THE FIRES HE DID ADMIT TO THE CRIME, HOWEVER, TO INVESTIGATORS

ON A QUIET CRAWFORD COUNTY ROAD SITS AN OLD, ABANDONED CHURCH >> I USED TO GO TO THAT CHURCH WHEN I WAS A KID >> IT WAS ARSON NOT AGE THAT THREATENED TO DESTROY IT >> OH YEAH, EVERYBODY WAS CONCERNED AROUND HERE REPORTER: RONALD BINKLEY LIVES A SHORT DRIVE AWAY FROM THE CHURCH ON BEACHWOOD ROAD

HE SAYS THE LAST WEEK IN LEAVENWORTH HAS BEEN TENSE >> WASN'T REALLY BIG ONCE YOU GET A HAY BAIL ON FIRE, IT'S THERE REPORTER: THE FARMER LOST 12 BAILS ON MONDAY >> THE FIRE DEPARTMENT COME

REPORTER: HE JUST LEARNED ONE OF THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO HELPED DOUSE THE FLAMES WAS ACCUSED OF SETTING THE FIRE >> GLAD THEY CAUGHT HIM I MEAN, SOUNDED LIKE HE NEEDS HELP >> INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY COULD LINK STONE ONCIPHER TO 15 ARSON CASES POLICE SAY IN AN INTERVIEW

STONECIPHER, VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND FEDEX DRIVER ADMITTED TO THE CRIMES >> HIS ACTION WAS VERY REMORSEFUL AND APOLOGETIC FOR HIS ACTIONS REPORTER: FIRE MARSHALL MATT WELLS CREDITS THE COMMUNITY WITH CRACKING THE CASE >> GIVES HIM A LITTLE SENSE OF SECURITY AND SAFETY BACK TO THEM LITTLE PEACE OF MIND

THEY WERE ON EDGE FOR AWHILE >> YOU HEAR A DOG BARK AND YOU'RE LIKE, SOMEONE IS SETTING A FIRE OR WHAT LAST NIGHT, A GOT A LITTLE BIITT OF SLEEP REPORTER: ROBERT BINKLEY SELVAGE WHAT HAY HE CAN >> MAKES ME ANGRY THEY SET THE FIRES EVIDENTLY, SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH HIM TO DO THAT REPORTER: IN ADDITION TO ARSON, STONECIPHER IS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

MORGAN LENTNESS CRAWFORD COUNTY FOR WLKY NEWS RICK: THANK YOU, MORGAN WE STOPPED BY THE LEAVENWORTH FIRE DEPARTMENT TODAY FOR

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