Effingham, Ill. (Altamont Ill.) – After this past Monday’s fire at the Whistle Stop Saloon in Altamont, an arrest has been made by the Altamont Police Department.
Nevin R. Scott, 27, of Altamont was arrested for aggravated arson (Class X Felony) this past Tuesday, March 8.
Effingham County States Attorney, Bryan Kibler, shared that the incident occurred at 11:30 p.m on Monday night, and there were 5 people inside at the time of the fire.
Kibler continued on sharing that there was a surveillance video that recorded the incident.
An attempt was made to retrieve the footage, however it is unavailable as it is evidence in a current investigation.
Scott is now facing a 30,000 bond, and is set to appear in Effingham County Court on April 5, at 9 a.m.,
The establishment was contacted earlier today for further comment, however no one could be reached at this time.
We will continue to update this story as it develops.