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Logan Police make arrest in apartment arson case


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LOGAN An arrest has been made in one case of arson recently reported in the City of Logan.


City of Logan Fire Chief Scott Beckett tells WVOW News Logan Police arrested 33- year-old Justin Davis, of Gordon, for setting a fire in a Charles Street apartment back on Monday, October ninth.


According to the criminal complaint in Logan Magistrate Court, Senior Patrolman A. L. Bias and Logan Fire Marshall Chris Hatfield investigated the fire at 113 Charles Street.


The fire, contained to a single apartment, was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Through the investigation, it was determined the fire ignition resulted from a stack of clothing in the area believed to be purposely set. No one was injured in the fire.


The owner of the building told police the apartment was not rented and was supposed to be locked. Witnesses in the area advised Patrolman Bias that the suspect, Justin Davis, was the one in the apartment.


According to the complaint, Davis told police he was in the building but he was in the hallway and not the apartment.


Residents of the building told police that Davis was in the apartment. Moreover, residents of the building also stated that Davis was upset because none of the tenants would allow him to stay with them. One of the residents even said that Davis threatened to burn down the apartment building “because people kept running him off.”


Police report that Davis confessed to setting the blaze in the apartment. A total of three apartments were rented at the time of fire. One of the tenants said he had to feel along the walls to escape due to all the smoke.


Davis has been charged with first degree arson, burglary, and destruction of property.

Bond was set at $10,000 ten percent cash and surety.

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