Alleged arsonist sets fire, steals from burning apartment - KMOV.com

Alleged arsonist sets fire, steals from burning apartment

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A man is behind bars after allegedly setting fire to an apartment and stealing from the home while its resident escaped the flames.

According to arrest documents, 58-year-old John Williams started the fire at an apartment building north of Forest Park.

Williams allegedly went into one of the units and stole jewelry while residents were evacuating. He initially ran after being confronted, but was caught not long after.

Williams is in jail facing multiple felony charges.

 

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