Corbin Sheldon Arrested for Arson On Feb. 2


February 3, 2023


Yesterday, Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 1:32 am, officers from the Fort Scott Police Department along with personnel from the Fort Scott Fire Department, responded to a house fire in the 900 block of S Osbun, Fort Scott, Kansas.


Due to the suspicious circumstances of the fire, the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office was requested to assist with the investigation.  This investigation revealed that the fire was started intentionally.


At around 7:30 pm, the FSPD Special Response Team (SRT), executed an arrest warrant on a 20 year old male, identified as Corbin Sheldon, at his residence.  Mr. Sheldon was taken into custody without incident.  A search warrant was also executed at Mr. Sheldon’s residence.  Mr. Sheldon was subsequently booked into the Bourbon County Jail on the charge(s) of:


  • 4 counts, Aggravated Arson, which is a Level 3 person felony


Mr. Sheldon is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  Our investigators are continuing to investigate this matter.  If you have any information regarding this case, please contact FSPD at, 620-223-1700.

Submitted by

Bill Downey Jr, Administrative Sergeant / Public Information Officer

Fort Scott Police Department

1604 S National Ave

Fort Scott, KS  66701

PD:  (620) 223-1700

O:  (620) 223-0550 x304

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