Mississippi Man Admits to Arson

October 16, 2008

Rodney Samuel Shenks pleaded guilty to arson in Mississippi’s DeSoto County Circuit Court.

On Oct. 14, Shenks admitted he set fire to a Southaven home in March.

At the time of the fire, officials say the home was occupied by Shenks’s girlfriend and five children — four who were under the age of 5 and another 14. No one was injured.

State law mandates Shenks pay restitution related to the arson and serve a minimum five but up to a maximum 20 years in prison without the chance for parole.

Shenks will be sentenced on Nov. 10.

Information from: DeSoto Times Today, http://www.desototimes.com

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