Superior Man Arrested in Connection with Auto Body Arson

By KBJR News 1

Superior Man Arrested in Connection with Auto Body Arson

February 6, 2013 Updated Feb 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Police have arrested a 26 year old Superior man in connection with a dumpster fire at Peerless Auto Body in Duluth Tuesday morning.

Authorities were called to the report of a dumpster fire at the auto body shop along the 1700 Block of West First Street in Duluth around 3 AM Tuesday morning.

Duluth Police say they followed footprints from the dumpster that led them to a man standing in front of a bar in the 2000 block of West Superior Street. Authorities say his footwear and the footprints appeared to match.

The suspect was arrested for an outstanding St. Louis County Warrant for Damage to Property. During the warrant arrest police say they found he was in possession of meth and was booked in the St. Louis County Jail.

Officials from the Duluth Police Arson Investigators looked into the origin of the dumpster fire, finding it to be intentionally set.

The suspect is currently in the St. Louis County Jail for the warrant and pending formal charges of 3rd Degree Arson and 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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