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Two Nappanee residents arrested in connection with string of Elkhart County barn fires

Elkhart County Sheriff’s department officials say they have made two arrests in connection to several barn fires in the county.

According to a release from the sheriff’s department, 41‑year‑old Joseph D. Hershberger of Nappanee was arrested on a preliminary charge of arson.

Thirty-two-year-old Sherry L. Thomas, also of Nappanee, was arrested on preliminary charges of arson and attempted contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Investigators have submitted a request for formal charges.

This story has been updated.

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