Bills is accused of setting fires June 24, first at the Family Dollar store at Market Street and St. Louis Avenue on the south side, then, at his own home on the north side. Police investigating assault at Youngstown liquor store The store suffered heavy smoke damage and has not reopened. The house sustained heavy damage.
Marko Bills, 35, of Bryson Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree arson Wednesday in common pleas court before Judge Maureen Sweeney. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A man charged with setting two fires just hours apart was allowed to plead into Mahoning County Mental Health Court.
Bills was ordered immediately released from the county jail. If he completes the two-year program, which includes counseling and treatment and weekly court appearances, the charges against him will be erased. Posted: Apr 21, 2021 / 01:09 PM EDT
/ Updated: Apr 21, 2021 / 01:09 PM EDT
Bills first court date will be Thursday. Arson investigators said Bills called authorities and confessed to both fires.
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