No Action In Barn Fire

July 15, 1971

Charges of malicious burning placed against Joseph William Shipley of Woodlawn as a result of a barn fire on Ruber Road July 4 have not yet been brought to the grand jury for action.

According to Howard County detective Davis, the grand jury is now in sessions but normally there is a two month lapse between arrest and a decision by the grand jury.

Whether or not Mr. Shipley will stand trial on the charges awaits a decision by the grand jury on whether or not to return an indictment against him.

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