June 23, 2017
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On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Iroquois County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Illinois State Fire Marshal and the Sheldon Police Department, arrested Melissa J. Emery, age 44, of Sheldon, IL, following an investigation in to a residential structure fire at 440 E. Center St. in Sheldon during the morning's early hours. Ms. Emery, who owns the home, was arrested after investigators determined the fire to be the result of arson. Ms. Emery was taken in to custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail where she was charged with Residential Arson, a Class 1 Felony. On Thursday, June 22, the Sheriff's Office arrested a 17 year-old juvenile from Sheldon on similar charges. Ms. Emery remains In custody at the Iroquois County Jail awaiting a court appearance, while the juvenile was detained pending a future court date. The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office.