PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Jury selection is underway as the trial begins for an accused serial arsonist.
Jesse Payne faces three counts of arson and one count of being a habitual offender.
Those charges date all the way back to 2002.
On April 28th, 2005, Payne allegedly set fire to the historic Bridgeton Bridge.
It was a total loss.
That same night, police say Payne tried to set fire to the Mansfield Covered Bridge.
The third arson charge stems from a fire police say Payne is tied to, dating back to 2002.
He was originally not fit to stand trial due to his mental status.
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