Kirksville man charged in arson case, Corvette crash

Brandon True, 37, of Kirksville

Legal troubles just keep piling up for one northeast Missouri man.

Brandon True, 37, of Kirksville, faces three charges in two completely unrelated cases.

First, he is charged with second-degree arson and making a false report in connection with a fire in Kirksville on the evening of April 24, 2014.

According to court documents, True intentionally set fire to a duplex located at 518 Hickory Street. True and the resident of the back unit of the duplex allegedly had been in a dispute, and Kirksville police believe True set the fire in retaliation.

Adair County Prosecutor Matt Wilson has also charged True with making a false report, claiming that True lied and reported his SUV stolen in order to cover up the arson. That SUV is a total loss after also being set on fire.

True faces an additional charge from a completely unrelated incident earlier this year.

On January 19, 2014, True was allegedly driving a Corvette in a fast and reckless manner in the turning lane of South Baltimore Street in Kirksville.

When police tried to pull him over, they say True eluded them until he hit a pole and wrecked at the intersection of Baltimore and Patterson.

True is charged with resisting arrest by fleeing as a result of that incident.

Police records indicate True's blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit, but at this time no charges have been filed based on that.

Wilson told KTVO Friday further charges are being investigated.

True was released from custody at 2:30 p.m. Friday after posting $35,000 cash bond.

He is set to have preliminary hearing for the resisting arrest charge on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

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