Broken Bow Man Arrested on Suspicion of Arson


A 23-year-old Broken Bow was arrested late Saturday afternoon on suspicion of arson after a search at a local residence.

Matthew Grubtill is a suspect in a fire that occurred Saturday morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow. Firefighters were called there at 8:45 a.m. after someone noticed smoke and called 911.

Grubtill is charged with arson and criminal mischief. He’s being held in the Custer County Jail.

The State Fire Marshal's Office made the arson determination.

Authorities are investigating another possible suspect in the fire.