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Willmar auto shop arson charges dismissed, another man claims he started fire

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WILLMAR -- Two felony arson charges against Raul Antonio Menendez Vega, 34, of Willmar, were dismissed last week by the Kandiyohi County Attorney's Office.


The charges, one first- and one second-degree count, were filed after a May 19 fire at Vega's auto repair business, Tony's Auto at 625 Litchfield Ave. S.W. in Willmar.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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