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Arson Arrest in Bardolph Explosion

Dec 31, 2013

The McDonough County Sheriff’s Department arrested a teenager for allegedly throwing an explosive device into an apartment complex in Bardolph.

Trenton Sealock, 19, of Bardolph, is charged with Aggravated Arson, Criminal Damage to Property Over $500, and Disorderly Conduct.

Trenton Sealock
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

The sheriff’s department said it was called to the apartment building at 208 S. Spruce St. at 5:30 am Monday on a report of an explosion and smoke.

The department said its investigation found a “mortar” type firework had been exploded in the building. No one was injured but the building was burned in several areas.

Sealock was arrested a few hours later.