Arson arrest made in connection with Shooter's Bar

Local - 3/18/2014 5:39 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – A woman is arrested in connection with a January fire at a Raleigh County bar.

Michelle Surface, 27, of Oak Hill was arrested and charged with second-degree arson.

According to police documents, Surface set fire to Shooter's bar in Beckley.

Surface was an employee at the time of the alleged arson and investigators say surveillance video puts her at the source of the fire on the morning of January 17.

Meanwhile the bar continues its rebuilding process. Carpenters and employees have put in countless hours to renovate and revamp the bar.

Owners say you can expect a brand new look within the next couple of weeks and they are very excited to get the place open again.

“I know what this place means to a lot of people, I know what it means to myself, the other bartenders included. We love this place,” says bartender Tiffany Hornsby.

The owner of Shooter’s says his biggest question about the fire is simply “why?”


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