Media Relaese 10-2014 | University of Missouri Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE -- Sept. 28, 2014

Contact: Scott Richardson
Office (573) 884-0154
Cellular (573) 864-7049

Subject Arrested; Charged With Two Counts Arson in First Degree by MUPD:

Around 8:05 p.m., Sept. 27, Keiser Witte was arrested for two counts of 1st degree arson (RSMO 569.040) by the University Police Department (MUPD).

Keiser A. Witte
DOB: 03-15-1995
900 Norman Drive, Columbia MO 65201

On Sept. 27, officers from MUPD began investigating a potential arson involving a trash can fire in Hawthorn Residence Hall. Keiser Witte was identified as a suspect and brought into MUPD for questioning. Upon completion of the interview, Witte was arrested for the Sept. 27 fire and a second fire that occurred in Hawthorn Residence Hall on Jan. 6, 2014.

Witte was transported to Boone County Jail where he was left in lieu of bond. Additional details cannot be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

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