Local man charged with several counts of arson

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On the 19th of February 2016 officers from Investigation Services arrested and charged 35-year old James Robert Ellis of Queen Street East in relation to several suspicious fires that have occurred in the City since 2010.

The accused charges are as follows:

-One count of Arson-Disregard for Human Life in relation to a fire at the Knights Inn on Great Northern Road on March 14, 2010 that was reported at 03:31 am
-One count of Arson in relation to a shed fire at a residence on Lake Street that was reported on July 22, 2012 just before 11 pm

-One count of Arson-Disregard for Human Life in relation to a fire at an apartment complex on Edinburgh Street that was reported on January 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm

-One count of Arson-Disregard for Human Life in relation to a fire at an apartment building on Towers Street that was reported on August 1, 2015 just after 1:30 am

The accused was remanded in WASH court and will appear in bail court on Monday February 22, 2016.

No further details are being released in relation to this matter as it is before the courts.

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