2 firefighters charged with arson

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WOODVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Jackson County authorities say two Woodville volunteer firefighters and a third man have been charged with arson.

Chief Investigator Chuck Phillips of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department identifies the firefighters as 24-year-old Travis Edward Wallace of Woodville and 23-year-old Casey Duane Wilkinson of Scottsboro.

Phillips says the two men and 26-year-old Edward Lee Childress of Athens are charged with second-degree arson in the burning of a barn on March 8.

Phillips says Wallace was arrested Friday and released, and Wilkinson was arrested and released on Monday. Both men posted bond. Phillips says authorities are still seeking Childress.

Information from: The Huntsville Times, http://www.al.com/hsvtimes/hsv.html

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