SWAT Team Arrests Arson Suspect After Search Warrant (Test Post Only)

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A search warrant was executed at the home of a suspected arsonist Saturday afternoon.

On December 22, 2018 at approximately 11:39 a.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department along with the Charlotte Fire Department responded to Chantilly Corner Studios located at 2644 Shenandoah Avenue in response to a 911 call regarding an arson attempt.    No one was injured and the business received only minor damage from the arson.   The investigation revealed that the incident actually occurred the night before at approximately 3:13a.m.

While various materials were used by the suspect in this arson attempt; no high explosives were used in this incident.  Accelerants were used in the crime and evidence was collected.  We will not be releasing the exact method/materials the arsonist used as that information is a part of the criminal investigation.

During the course of their investigation CMPD Bomb Squad and Arson Detectives developed a suspect in this case and on January 17, 2019 at approximately 1:40 p.m., served a search warrant at 808 Cone Avenue, Pineville, NC.  The suspect was located and arrested by the CMPD SWAT Team without incident.  Evidence was located has been collected.  The suspect’s name will be released once he has been formally charged at the Magistrates’ Office.

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