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Update: Per documentation supplied to WKEI, Shawna Willis was released without charges. 


Four Kewanee residents have been arrested on charges related to a burglary and arson in Neponset. According to a release from the Bureau County Sheriff's Office, 32 year old Ashley Reyes, 26 year old Douglas Smith, and 32 year old Shawna Willis each of Kewanee were arrested in the area of 508 West Bureau Street in Neponset and charged with Burglary related to a break in on August 7th at approximately 11:06 Pm. Also charged with Burglary as well Arson was 33 year old Joseph Coster of Kewanee. No other information is being released at this time. The Bureau County Sheriff's Office was aided in the arrests by the Kewanee Police Department, the Neponset Fire Department and the Illinois State Fire Marshall's Office.