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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

Denver Field Division

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 15, 2014
Contact: Special Agent Brad Beyersdorf

ATF and FBI Offering $15,000 for Information Concerning the Sheridan County Attorney's Office Fire

SHERIDAN, Wyo. ? Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Luke Franey, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Denver Field Division; Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Thomas P. Ravenelle, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Denver Field Division; Chief Richard Adriaens, of the Sheridan Police Department; and Chief Terry Lenhart of the Sheridan Fire Department today announced a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting fire to the Sheridan County Attorney's Office.

On June 4th, 2014, at approximately 4:30 AM, the Sheridan Fire and Police Departments responded to a fire at the Sheridan County Attorney's Office, 148 South Brooks Street, Sheridan, Wyoming. Investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set. A person or persons entered the building carrying a black-colored 2 ½ gallon Kubota SAE 15W-40 engine oil container with a blue-colored label and a blue-colored 2 ½ gallon Sunnyside Kerosene container (photo of similar container attached). These containers were used to transport gasoline to the scene, which was used to accelerate and spread the fire, through the building.

"ATF is committed to solving this investigation, and we are asking the community to come forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this senseless crime," said SAC Franey.

This incident is being investigated by the ATF Cheyenne Field Office, FBI Cheyenne Field Office, Sheridan Police Department, and Sheridan Fire Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the following agencies:

Sheridan Police Department: (307) 672-2413

ATF Hotline 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888) 283-8477

ATF Cheyenne Field Office: (307) 633-9400

All information will be treated confidentially, and callers can remain anonymous upon request. More information on ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov .

Picture of possible arson containers.

Field Division: Denver Field Division