Shortly after 5:30 Tuesday morning, the Geary County Sheriff’s Office responded to K-244 Mile Marker three for a report of a burned vehicle. Further investigation revealed the 2008 Mercedes-Benz was burned intentionally and lead to the arrest of Jennifer Grosser of Abilene, and Brandon Johnson of Junction City, for Arson With Intent to Defraud, Conspiracy to Commit Arson, Felony Criminal Damage to Property and Felony Interference With Law Enforcement.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, the Geary County/Junction City S.W.A.T. team executed a search warrant at 1101 Cannonview Lane, Apartment 12 in Grandview Plaza related to the Arson investigation. As a result of the search warrant, Holly Smith, of Grandview Plaza was arrested for Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Forgary Smith and Algernon Trice of Grandview Plaza were later located and arrested for Felony Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Sell, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Arson With Intent to Defraud, Conspiracy to Commit Arson and Felony Criminal Damage to Property. Algernon Trice was also charged with Felony Trafficking Contraband into a Correctional Institution. All persons arrested are being held without bond at the Geary County Detention Center pending their first appearance.