Devon Austin John Ladehoff, 17, of Perry was arrested May 12 at the Dallas County Jail on a Perry arrest warrant on two counts of first-degree arson, according to a statement released Monday afternoon by the Perry Police Department.
The statement said Ladehoff will also be referred to the juvenile court system for one count of third-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree theft.
Ladehoff is currently in custody at the Dallas County Jail.
In related events, Charity Lampman, 15, of Bouton was charged with two counts of first-degree arson, one count of third-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree theft. These joint-criminal-conduct charges were referred to the juvenile court system, police said.
Lampman was released to the custody of a guardian.
The charges stem from a March 22 theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was later found fully engulfed in flames at an apartment building located at 1007 Dewey. A subsequent investigation located another vehicle burglarized at the same time. Someone also tried to ignite the second vehicle, according to the Perry Police Department.
A third vehicle was reported stolen from Park Street in Perry March 23. It was recovered later that morning by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. At that time, Ladehoff and Lampman were identified as suspects and interviewed by investigators, who arrested them upon completion of their investigation.