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Fitness Evaluation for Arson Suspect

Rock Island Police Department

A man suspected of setting a fire last month in downtown Rock Island will have to undergo a psychological evaluation. That was the order today at a court hearing for 34 year old Jason Anderson of Rock Island.

He's charged with arson for the September 27th fire, in the 200-block of 18th Street that  severely damaged several buildings and displaced some businesses and residents. 
At the request of Anderson's attorney, Judge Walter Braud  ordered a fitness evaluation, and scheduled a status hearing for November 10th. 
Anderson was arrested last week, and bond was set at 100,000 dollars. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.