Joshua Robert Weiermann, 18, Chelsea, is being held in the Tama County Jail in Toledo on charges of aiding and abetting second degree arson which occurred on May 13 and one charge of accessory after the fact third degree arson on March 18. Bond is set at $20,000. He is identified as a Chelsea volunteer firefighter.
The May 13 charges stem from a fire at 3440 G Avenue and the March 18 charge is the result of a grass fire near Duffus Landing on 360th Street. The G Avenue fires were in a barn and vacant house.
The charges were filed by the Tama County Sheriff's Office on May 17 and match locations of fires for which Tama firefighter Justin Lee Anderson. Tama, was charged earlier this week.
Joshua Robert Weiermann
Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera told a Des Moines television station investigation was continuing after Anderson, 18, Tama, was charged in connection with a series of rural fires.
Anderson was released from jail on Thursday morning after $10,000 cash bond was posted with the office of the Clerk of the District Court.
Anderson is a Tama volunteer firefighter and the son of Tama Fire Chief Rodney Anderson.
In a press release issued by FAX on Thursday the Sheriff's Office said "no further comments will be made about this ongoing investigation."
An early morning fire on Tama County Road D43 (Dupanda) which destroyed a vacant home on April 29 was also the result of arson according to the Toledo Fire Department.
No arrests in connection with that blaze have been announced.