Police arrest man for setting a fire near a Salvation Army

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Mattoon – A man has been arrested for allegedly setting a fire near a Salvation Army in Mattoon.

 

Police arrested Joseph Derixon, 37, on Saturday. He is accused of starting a fire near the Salvation Army on 1300 Richmond Avenue.

 

Police are seeking charges for 11 additional arsons occurring in the past year and a half. Derixon is in the Coles County Jail, the investigation is ongoing. 

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