Man Arrested in Connection with Tavern Fire

Man Arrested in Connection with Tavern Fire
By: Heartland News
DOWELL, Ill. - Jackson County Sheriff's Department arrested a suspect in connection with a fire that destroyed a tavern in Dowell, Illinois.
Shane, J, Morgan, 32, is in custody in connection with the fire that destroyed Van Zandt's Tavern.
Van Zandt's was a piece of southern Illinois history dating back to the 1920's.
It once attracted pool legend Minnesota Fats and some of the top bands in the Heartland.
A previous owner says it was a speakeasy during prohibition times and also served as a bus station, restaurant and gas station.
No word yet on how the fire was started or a motive for the crime.