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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