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Second suspect charged in vehicle arson case

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Police Department has charged a second suspect in connection with Tuesday morning’s rash of vehicle thefts and fires.

Charged is 34-year-old Lowell “Bill” Bowers of Greenville. He and Josh Willis, 18, have been charged with multiple felony arson counts and several misdemeanors and felony thefts.

The two are said to be responsible for fires in at least eight vehicles and theft reports from numerous others in the City of Greenville. Willis was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with a theft.

He is currently being held in the Mercer County jail. Bowers has not been arrested at this time. Charges are expected to be officially filed next week with the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office and are pending indictment with a Grand Jury.

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