Earlier this month Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an address in South Beach to investigate a suspicious fire at a residence. When Deputies arrived, they observed what appeared to be an incendiary device placed against the residence. Deputies requested resources from the Lincoln County Fire Investigation Team. Investigators developed a suspect based on evidence identified at the crime scene.
Detectives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence. Items found were consistent with the device used to start the fire.
Derrick Jasper of South Beach was arrested on the following charges:
Attempted Aggravated Murder, two counts Attempted Murder, Arson in the first degree, Arson in the second degree, Unlawful Manufacture of a Destructive Device, and Possession of Destructive Device. No motive for the alleged arson was immediately released.
Jasper was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on $500,000 bail.