Taylor County Prosecuting Attorney John Bord said Dana R. Broyles, of Summersville, pleaded guilty Monday to wanton endangerment involving a fire, operating or attempting to operate a meth lab, and possession of a substance to be used as a precursor for the manufacture of meth.
An investigation conducted by the Grafton Police Department in November of 2013 determined that a fire that destroyed the Thayer Street apartment building started as a manufacture of meth. Seventeen people became homeless as a result of the Thayer Street fire from Broyles' meth lab destroyed the apartment complex. The Grafton Fire Department said six area fire departments worked for hours to extinguish the fire.
Broyles, Michael L. Anderson, Daniel Joe Palmer, and Amy Dawn Poling each face similar charges in the incident.
Bord said Broyles asked for a pre-sentence and it was determined he would be looking at 5-25 years in jail.
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