FBI Cleveland
Public Affairs Officer Susan Licate
May 9, 2019

Ohio Man Arrested for Arson

Caleb T. Poole, 26 years of age, was placed into custody without incident in Dublin, Ohio, at approximately 2 p.m. on May 7, 2019, by FBI Lima and Columbus Resident Agency special agents and Dublin police officers.

Poole is suspected of committing arson at a Walmart located on East Columbus Street in Kenton, Ohio, at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019. Poole is believed to have ignited two thermoses of gasoline that were surrounded by aerosol cans. Walmart personnel have initially estimated the property damage and loss to be $1,000,000. One person was treated for smoke inhalation.

Poole appeared in federal court in Columbus yesterday, May 8, 2019, charged with arson.

Poole is expected to be transferred to the Northern District of Ohio this week and will appear in U.S. Magistrate Judge James Knepp, II next week.