AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR ARSON SUSPECT

05/15/2017



Mark Mucha


97 Buffalo Rapids Ln


952 Hickory Flats Ln

    

      The Sheriff’s Office is investigating two residential structure fires that were reported early this morning.  Both fires are being investigated as arsons, and the Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect, who is the owner of both residences.

     The first fire was reported this morning at approximately 3:19 AM at 952 Hickory Flats Ln in Lakeview.  The second fire was reported at approximately 5:19 AM at 97 Buffalo Rapids Ln in the Buffalo City area.  Fire Departments responded, but both residences were destroyed.

     Law enforcement is searching for the owner of the residences, who is identified as 42 year old MARK MUCHA.  He is believed to be driving a 2010 Toyota Pickup Truck, greyish-brown in color, bearing Arkansas License Plate No. 395UWW.   MARK MUCHA is known to have engaged in violent and threatening behavior in the recent past, and he is believed to be armed.

    If anyone observes MUCHA or his vehicle, you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office, but do not attempt to approach him.  He could pose a danger to anyone attempting to contact him.  We have been searching for him, but he has not yet been found.

Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

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