ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles man who was taken into custody this past Sunday night after authorities said he threatened to harm himself and police has been identified. Authorities say 26-year-old Joel C. Thompson, Jr. has been charged with first degree arson. His bond has been set at $50,000 cash only.
After Thompson’s arrest investigators discovered a meth lab in his apartment, forcing authorities to condemn the apartment building and remove 8 families from their apartments.
It could be several weeks before residents are allowed to move back into their apartments.