Davenport teen faces arson charge in connection with apartment fire earlier this year

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A Davenport teen-ager is being held on $25,000 cash bond to face a charge of first-degree arson, a Class B felony, after he admitted setting fire to an apartment complex earlier this year.

Jeremiah Schussler, 18, is being held in Scott County Jail.

According to the arrest affidavit:

Schussler lived in the multi-unit apartment building on the 2800 block of North Elsie Avenue, Davenport, when he started a fire there Aug. 4.

He admitted to setting the fire after he was read his Miranda Rights. Other people were in the structure at the time of the fire.

There is first-, second- and third-degree arson in Iowa. First-degree arson is a Class B felony that carries a punishment of up to 25 years in prison.

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