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Pretrial date set in Cairo arson case

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CAIRO, Ill. -- A pretrial date has been set for one of the men charged in connection with the January arsons in and near Cairo.

David Patrick, 22, of Arlington, Ky., has been scheduled for pretrial at 9 a.m. Sept. 28.

Patrick and Richard Scott Pitcher, 18, of Cairo, are accused of setting fires near the Mississippi River levee and in Cairo earlier this year.

Pitcher is scheduled for trial Oct. 18 at the Alexander County Courthouse.

Both men face two counts of arson.

Patrick and Pitcher are former members of the Cairo auxiliary fire department.

Pertinent address:

2000 Washington Ave., Cairo, IL

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