Arson charges filed for October 22, 2020 Libertyville, IA house fire

Lucas Anthony McCoy of Libertyville, IA has been arrested and charged with Arson in the Second Degree
and Insurance Fraud relating to a fire at his Libertyville, IA property on October 22, 2020. It is alleged that Mr.
McCoy removed personal property from the residence, then created the conditions for a fire to start, and to
eventually engulf the home. The fire, located at 2437 Indigo Blvd. in Libertyville, resulted in a complete loss to
the residence. McCoy, a former volunteer firefighter, had allegedly made past statements to others describing the manner
in which he could burn his home in such a way as to create the appearance of an accidental fire. Subsequent
investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office discovered items which had been claimed by McCoy on
an insurance policy as destroyed by fire, to in fact have been removed from the home prior to it burning.
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court of law.