According to a report from KSNB, an employee at 20-store John Deere dealer Landmark Implement has been arrested in connection to a fire that broke out at the dealership's Hastings, Neb., store last month.

The report stated the fire was "determined to be a crime of arson" and Landmark Implement employee Mitchell Linder had been arrested in connection on Aug. 18 without incident and charged with second-degree arson.

Fire damages were estimated at around $6 million.

The fire occurred on the evening of July 13 in the store's shop and was put out around 3 a.m. At the time, Landmark Implement released the following statement:

LandMark Implement in Hastings is closed until further notice. Please contact us via cell phone or our after-hours numbers. We will send out updates as we receive them.

We would like to express our gratitude to the firemen that worked diligently to put out the fire and mitigate the losses. We are very thankful to be a part of such a supportive community.

Landmark Implement is on the Farm Equipment Dealer 100™ (a ranking of the top 100 North American farm equipment dealers — by number of locations, which provides information on total and ag stores, brands, geographies served, employees, history, executives and ownership/company profile information. 

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