This morning (11/21/2017) at about 4:36 a.m officers were dispatched to EconoLodge, 3510 South Range Line, for a disturbance.
As the officer approached the room, a male jumped out of the room through the partially broken glass and ran away.
The male was taken into custody for arson in the first degree and transported to the Joplin City Jail. He exhibited behavior consistent with being under the influence of narcotics and hasn’t been able to be booked in yet so no mugshot is available.
The Joplin Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at the Econolodge, 3510 S Rangeline, on Tuesday, 21 November, at 4:44 AM.
JFD responded with six apparatus and a total of 19 personnel. Assistance was provided by the Redings Mill Fire Department, METS, Newton County Ambulance and the JPD.