Man Charged with Arson in Downtown Fire
Morristown Police Department (MPD) investigators have placed charges in connection with the fire that consumed a historic building in downtown Morristown last night.
Firefighters fought the blaze for more than twelve hours and one firefighter was injured.
Jeffery Scott Cicirelli, 33, of Livonia Michigan is charged with Arson, Reckless Endangerment, Burglary and Vandalism. He is currently in custody.
Investigators were able to determine that Cicirelli has been staying at a west end motel for the past several days after his vehicle broke down while traveling. At this time, officers do not think he has any connection to the Morristown area.
Cicirelli came to the attention of police after patrol officers helping to secure the fire scene noticed him in the area asking questions to first responders.
Police personnel worked diligently to collect evidence and identify the suspect. The MPD would like to express appreciation to the citizens who came forward with information and all who assisted in this investigation.