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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Arson Suspect Now in Custody

Indianola, IOWA --- This afternoon, Tuesday, December 27, 2011, Indianola resident David Brommel turned himself in to law enforcement authorities at the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

Sometime after 5:00 AM on December 25, 2011, a building located at 3014 E. Main in Knoxville, Iowa was intentionally set fire. The Knoxville building was a former Department of Human Services government facility. During their investigation, officers identified Brommel as a suspect in the arson, and an arrest warrant was issued.

Currently Brommel is being held on charges of Arson in the Second Degree. He is being transported to the Marion County Sheriff's Office for booking.

Press Release on Christmas Day Fire

It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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