Brownstown man facing arson charge

A Brownstown man was arrested for arson early Saturday morning after he made threats to burn down the building of his former employer, police said.

Marcus Graham, 39, also faces charges of intimidation and two counts of possession of an explosive substance, according to a report from Detective John Long with the Brownstown Police Department.

Graham was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 12:03 a.m. Saturday after an investigation conducted by Long into a report of a person making threats at the Dairy Queen at 115 W. Commerce St.

Long said when he arrived at the restaurant he learned Graham’s employment had recently been terminated, and Graham had stated that he was going to burn the building down.

Upon further investigation, Long said he recovered two Molotov cocktails that had been constructed by Graham, who was being held without bond Saturday night pending his initial hearing.

Jackson County officers Jesse Hutchinson and Clint Burcham