Salina Man Arrested for Arson and Defraud

A seven-month-long investigation lands a Salina man in jail.

Sheriff, Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that authorities wrapped up an investigation of a stolen vehicle that was later found torched.

The incident happened back on November 7, 2016 in the 4800 block on S. Centennial where police found a 2000 GMC Yukon burned, which was owned by Jennifer Vermillion, a 36-year-old from Salina.

Vermillion filed the vehicle as stolen at the time.

Through months of investigating, law enforcement found that Vermillion and a man, Jason Olson, 37, of Salina, had conspired to burn the vehicle and collect insurance money for it. Authorities then issued a warrant for the two on May 17.

Vermillion was arrested for defraud on May 22.

Olson had been released on Wednesday, July 5 after serving time at Lansing Correctional Facility for a previous crime, however, he was transported back to Saline County and charged with arson with attempt to defraud.

The Yukon was valued at $2,000.