– The Marceline Police
and Fire Departments responded to 111 South Adams in reference to a structure
fire. Upon arrival the structure was found to have an active fire in the
southwest bedroom. The fire was extinguished successfully without loss of the
The fire was investigated by the
Marceline Police, Fire, and Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office. The cause of
the fire is believed at this time to be arson.
Timothy Wayne Akers, 45, of
Marceline was arrested and subsequently charged with Arson 2nd,
Domestic Assault 2nd,
Armed Criminal Action, Tampering 1st,
and Endangering the Welfare of a Child 2nd.
Akers bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety 10% allowed by the Linn County
The Marceline Police and Fire
Departments were assisted by the Missouri State Fire Marshal, Linn County
Ambulance, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.