Paul Scovronski was arraigned by Jefferson County judge David Scarpone on felony arson.
Police believe he’s involved with the fire at the P&M restaurant and bar in Adena.
Scovronski is also being charged with heroin possession.
The drugs were discovered during his arrest on Tuesday evening after a complicated, week long investigation by the Adena Police and Jefferson County sheriff.
“And rumors were flying, this person set the fire, that person set the fire. Rumors were flying, and that’s why it to us so long to gather all this information. When you’re trying to interview 14-15 people, it takes time,” said Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla.
Two men have also been arrested and charged with assault.
Brady McKinley allegedly knocked out the tooth of one of the female P&M bartenders who, after the fire, went to his house and accused him of setting it.
She was found by group of men, beaten and bleeding Police say they went to McKinley’s home, assaulted him, and his 15-year-old son.
McKinley himself is not pressing charges, but Ryan Newman is being charged with assaulting his minor son.