UPDATE: Arrest made in break-in, arson at Paul's Market
A Mountain Home man was arrested Sunday evening in connection with a break-in and arson case involving the local Paul's Market.
James D. Greenfield, 25, contacted city police around 6 p.m. Sunday, stating he was the "person of interest" in the photos released to the media concerning the alleged crimes.
Greenfield made arrangements to turn himself into the Mountain Home police 45 minutes later. He was charged with felony counts of burglary, arson and malicious injury to property.
Police officers and firefighters responded to the local grocery store at the corner of South 2nd East and East Jackson streets just before 2 a.m. Sunday. According to a statement from city police, a store employee reported that the glass entrance door was broken out.
There was smoke coming from inside the store as officers arrived. Officers entered the store and determined no one was inside. Firefighters then extinguished the fire.
In addition to the broken front door, there was significant damage to merchandise and equipment around the customer service area. The display cases in the store's deli and bakery departments were also shattered.
It took several hours for store employees to finish cleaning up the damage on Sunday. The amount of damage and a motive behind the crime wasn't immediately known.
Greenfield was allegedly photographed by the store's security cameras.