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Arson charge comes with family tie

MARYSVILLE — A local man is facing nearly two decades in prison after allegedly setting fire to his mother’s former place of employment in attempt to destroy evidence and retaliate against the business.

A Union County Grand Jury has indicted Dustin Lewis Coomer, 33, of 925 W. Fifth St., Apt. 1, Marysville. He is charged with two counts of vandalism and one count each of arson, possessing criminal tools, theft, breaking and entering and retaliation. If convicted on all counts, Coomer could face as many as 19.5 years in prison.

Coomer is the son of Tina Lou Snyder. In October, Snyder was indicted for allegedly stealing money from her employer.

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