Burned Down Barn Leads to Arrest for Arson

On August 27, 2023, at approximately 7:09 P.M., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a barn engulfed in flames in the 2200 grid of 110th Street near Winfield, Iowa.

Fire personnel from several agencies responded attempting to put out the fire, which ultimately deemed the barn a total loss.

After further investigation it was determined that the fire was suspicious.  Further investigation led to the arrest of Matthew James Jacobs, 23, of Olds, Iowa.

Matthew was charged with Arson – 2nd Degree (C Felony) and Trespassing (Serious Misdemeanor.

Henry County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office, Winfield Police Department, Winfield Fire Department, and Olds Fire Department.