815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


Two Charged with Arson Caused by a Bottle Rocket


Huntsville, Alabama (March 12, 2008) Two Huntsville men have been charged with Arson 1st degree after setting a bottle rocket to a homeowners metal door causing a fire. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said Benjamin Turner, age 22, and Jonathon Cassigno, age 26, allegedly went to a home on Hogan Drive in South Huntsville about 3:00 this morning. They then vandalized the homeowner’s property before igniting fireworks and a bottle rocket causing a fire. Huntsville Police responded and after a brief foot chase, the offenders were arrested and booked into the Madison County Metro Jail. Johnson said there have been several other cases of similar vandalism in the area. Investigators say additional charges could be filed.



Turner Cassiano