Third suspect arrested in connection to arson at Weathersfield power plant

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The other two suspects, Joshua Davis, of McDonald, and Tommy Murphy, of Youngstown, have already been arrested

Tanner Fulcher

Credit: Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department

WEATHERSFIELD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – The third suspect in connection with a fire at the Gen-On Power Plant has been arrested.

Tanner Fulcher of Niles was booked into the Trumbull County Jail Saturday.

Fulcher faces charges of breaking and entering, vandalism and arson in connection with a break-in at the Gen-On Power Plant on Belmont Avenue.

The other two suspects, Joshua Davis, of McDonald, and Tommy Murphy, of Youngstown, have already been arrested.

The damages were discovered by a supervisor who checks on the property weekly back on April 22. A police report says a window was pried open, and an office was ransacked. Windows were busted, and a fire was set in the pump house. A room housing heavy equipment was also damaged.

Reports say the plant has been shut down since 2012.

Police estimated that the suspects caused thousands of dollars in damages.

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