North Platte Man Charged with Arson

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

Carl McKinney

Carl McKinney

A North Platte man is facing arson charges after getting carried away with gasoline.

At around 11:00 p.m., Officers with the North Platte Police Department and firefighters from the North Platte Fire Department responded to the 2000 Block of West 16th on the report of a fire.

Upon arrival, Officers were told that Carl McKinney, 26, had started the fire.

Through an investigation, Officers learned that a fire pit had been burning in the back yard of the residence, when McKinney started spreading gasoline from the pit to other areas, including a neighbors fence line.

The fire caused damage to the residence and a television cable.

Officers determined there was probable cause to arrest McKinney and charge him with 2nd Degree Arson.

He was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.


  • Angel

    Whoops …

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    • phathiney

      whoops ?

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  • NorthSideTrash

    Ohhh you silly north siders. Just another reason why you ppl get a bad rap. Keep it up guys so us good ppl can continue to stereotype the N.S.lol

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    • ok

      Ya ok how about grow up loser has nothing to did with the north side haaa

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  • GARY

    BURN his A$$

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  • phathiney

    oh you silly ppl on the wrong side of the tracks.

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  • One Legged Joe

    Beavis?

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  • wow…..REALLY?!?!?!

    Ok enough with the north side bs……… what’s the worst thats happened on the north side?!?! A few fires and some druggies…… WHAT ABOUT all the dead bodies found on the south side?? Just Sayin…………….

    Current score: 4