Two Cairo auxiliary firefighters will be sentenced over the next three weeks for arson in Alexander County Court. 19-year-old Richard Pitcher of Cairo and 22-year-old David Patrick of Arlington, Kentucky, pleaded guilty in May to both counts of felony arson. Patrick’s sentencing date is set for July 11th and Pitcher June 27th. The pair set fire to a storage facility near 33rd Street and the Mississippi River levee January 22nd, 2011. Another fire occurred April 16th, 2011, to a residence on Illinois Highway-37. They each face a prison sentence of 3 to 14 years and a fine of up to 25-thousand-dollars.
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