Police Arrest Man in Connection with String of Fires

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DECATUR – In an update to a story WAND brought you Saturday, August 1 regarding a string of fires Friday night, Decatur Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the fires.


Officers arrested 27-year-old Richard Durbin Jr., on Friday night after the structures were set ablaze. Durbin is charged with arson and burglary. Authorities report they do not know his motive for setting the homes and garages on fire.


These fires took place in detached garages on North Union and North Main Streets as well as three homes on North Church Street. All buildings were vacant at the time of the fires.


This investigation is ongoing. We will provide more details as they become available.

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