Man indicted for arson at Amazon facility


UNION — Samuel Rubibi, 25, of Dayton, a former Amazon employee, was indicted Monday, June 17, by a Montgomery County Grand Jury after being accused of intentionally setting a fire June 1 at the 2.8 million-square-foot Amazon Fulfillment facility on Union Airpark Boulevard in the City of Union.

Rubibi was charged June 8 with aggravated arson, a second degree felony. He was being held at the Montgomery County Jail with a $500,000 bond.

Rubibi is scheduled to be arraigned June 25 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for one count of aggravated arson.

The investigation of the arson was a joint effort between the City of Union Police Department and the Clayton-Englewood-Union Fire Collaborative.

Union police and the C-E-U Fire Collaborative were dispatched June 1 to the Amazon facility located at 1835 Union Airpark Blvd. on a reported fire on the fifth floor.

According to an affidavit filed in Vandalia Municipal Court, an investigator determined the fire was intentionally set. According to the affidavit, an Amazon video surveillance camera showed Rubibi enter a restricted area, then exit and shortly after a fire erupted.

The building was evacuated but no one was injured. The fire shut down the facility for several days.

Reach Ron Nunnari at (937) 684-9124 or email [email protected].

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