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Linn being held in lieu of $400,000 bond, appearing in court Thursday

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The suspect accused of setting a fire over the weekend at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo has been extradited from Fort Wayne, Ind. and is being held in the Wood County jail.

Randy Linn, 52, a trucker from St. Joe, Ind., is being held in lieu of $400,000 bond, Wood County Sheriff's Office deputies confirmed late today. He is scheduled to appear at 8 a.m. Thursday in Perrysburg Municipal Court on two counts of aggravated arson, and one count each of aggravated burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.

Mr. Linn, was transported today from the Allen County jail in Fort Wayne. He is accused of intentionally setting the mosque on fire Sunday. Federal and Ohio authorities named him as “the person of interest” captured by a surveillance camera outside the Islamic Center in Perrysburg Township during the fire on Sunday.

It’s not clear yet what the motive was in setting the fire.

Mr. Linn is a driver for Shambaugh & Son, a construction engineering services building headquartered in Fort Wayne. It also has an office in Perrysburg Township at 25559 Eckel Road — less than three miles from the mosque.

He was arrested at his workplace at about 3:30 p.m. in parking lot in the 7600 block of Opportunity Drive, Indiana authorities said. Shambaugh & Son headquarters are at 7614 Opportunity Drive in Fort Wayne.

 



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