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Date: 09/21/22 08:54
8 yrs in Federal prison for Beech Grove, apartment arsons
Author: GenePoon

Man gets 8 years for arsons at Beech Grove Amtrak facility, Greenwood apartments

WISH
by: Gregg Montgomery

Posted: Sep 20, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A Beech Grove man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison after pleading guilty to arson at the Beech Grove Amtrak facility and at apartments in Greenwood that were receiving federal assistance, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a Tuesday news release.

On the late night of May 1, 2021, Casey Sage, now 35, trespassed onto the grounds of the Amtrak Beech Grove Maintenance Facility, 202 Garstang St., and used a railroad flare to set two buildings on fire, according to the Department of Justice. The buildings and and their contents were destroyed. Video surveillance shows several explosions and flying debris as crews fight the flames.

Amtrak has estimated that the fires caused $1 million in damages.

Investigators also found that, a few weeks before the Amtrak fire, Sage entered his ex-girlfriend’s home in a Greenwood apartment complex that receives Section 8 funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sage intentionally started a fire in the master bedroom of the apartment. The fire eventually spread to most of the apartment before being extinguished.

The fire caused more than $100,000 in damage to the apartment building and $10,000 in property loss to the apartment tenant.

https://www.wishtv.com/news/crime-watch-8/man-gets-8-years-for-arsons-at-beech-grove-amtrak-facility-greenwood-apartments



Date: 09/21/22 09:15
Re: 8 yrs in Federal prison for Beech Grove, apartment arsons
Author: Lackawanna484

Good.

The article mentions that Amtrak employs about 500 people at Beech Grove shops.  How does that compare with prior years when the shops were pumping out  repairs / rebuilds etc on a regular basis?



Date: 09/21/22 09:45
Re: 8 yrs in Federal prison for Beech Grove, apartment arsons
Author: GenePoon

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Good.
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And, there is essentially no parole in the Federal system, so no "out after six months for good behavior and time served."

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> The article mentions that Amtrak employs about 500
> people at Beech Grove shops.  How does that
> compare with prior years when the shops were
> pumping out  repairs / rebuilds etc on a regular
> basis?
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Around 550 in 2012, according to:

https://history.amtrak.com/blogs/blog/digging-into-the-archives-a-brief-history-of-the-beech-grove-shops



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/22 09:50 by GenePoon.



Date: 09/21/22 18:58
Re: 8 yrs in Federal prison for Beech Grove, apartment arsons
Author: SCAX3401

According to a Trains Magazine article in 1988, Beech Grove had about 1200 employees at that time.



Date: 09/22/22 05:33
Re: 8 yrs in Federal prison for Beech Grove, apartment arsons
Author: 2904

It’s still pumping out repairs and rebuilds on a regular basis

Posted from iPhone



Date: 09/23/22 18:19
Re: 8 yrs in Federal prison for Beech Grove, apartment arsons
Author: ProAmtrak

2904 Wrote:
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> It’s still pumping out repairs and rebuilds on a
> regular basis
>
> Posted from iPhone

If that was the case, how come trains got downgraded!



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