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Man pulled from burning home, then arrested

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GOSNELL -- Gosnell authorities pulled a man from a burning trailer on East County Road 142 Monday night and, after receiving medical attention at the scene, he was arrested by Gosnell police on an outstanding warrant, then taken to Great River Medical Center for more treatment.

Markie Pena was transported to GRMC by Pafford Ambulance and admitted overnight, according to Gosnell Fire Department Capt. Darryl Grissom. Pena was in stable condition Tuesday morning, according to a hospital official.

Gosnell firemen were called to 1492 E. County Road 142 around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

"Upon arrival, we found flames coming from the front of the structure and a man with his head hanging out a side window," Grissom said.

Grissom and Gosnell Police Department Cpl. Keith Hill rushed to the window and pulled the man out. According to Grissom, authorities gave Pena first aid at the scene for smoke inhalation and a cut on top of his head.

His care was turned over to Pafford when the ambulance service arrived.

"The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters and assistance from the Blytheville Fire Department, which sent their tanker for mutual aid," Grissom said. "The victim was transported to GRMC by Pafford and was admitted to the hospital overnight. He was also arrested by Gosnell PD upon identification at the scene for an outstanding warrant."

Grissom said the trailer had no electricity and the fire's cause was listed as undetermined.


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