On Friday, August 19th, 2022, Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Departments were sent to 309 E. 2nd Street reference a house fire. Officers and Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. A subject in the house was located, and taken to an area hospital where they later died.

Through the investigation into this matter, John Spooner age 59, was located in the area. During an interview Spooner admitted to several facts in the case, and other witnesses identified him as being near the house just before the fire.

Spooner was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Arson. The name of the deceased or further information is not being released at this time.



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