Elsberry gets 96 months in arson string

An Elsberry, Missouri man will spend 96 months in jail after his sentencing Wednesday on federal arson charges.

Roy William Gunn, 32, pleaded guilty to four counts related to the attempted arsons of buildings that receive federal assistance.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in St. Louis.

Charges involve buildings owned by the city of Elsberry. He entered his plea in October.

Gunn still faces a number of arson charges in state court related to house fires he's also accused of setting.