Man linked to more fires


Mattoon – The man arrested for arson at the Mattoon Salvation Army in July is now linked to two other fires.


Police say Joseph Derixson, 37, is also responsible for two vehicles set on fire at the KC Summers car dealership. One vehicle was set on fire back in May, the other just last month.


Derixson also told police he might have set as many as 20 fires in the last two years.

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