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Henderson Man Charged With Arson Following Fire at Local Motel

Henderson Police say that at the time of the fire, 21 of the motel's 36 rooms were rented out.

Posted: Nov 3, 2020 4:55 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 5:02 PM

The Henderson Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a motel fire that occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

After a fire occurred at the Downtown Motel in Henderson on Oct. 27, a police investigation led to the development of 28-year-old Anthony Harris of Henderson, Kentucky, as a suspect in the incident.

Detectives interviewed Harris on Monday, Nov. 2, at which point he was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Arson.

While no injuries were reported as a result of the fire, HPD says 21 of the motel's 36 rooms were rented out when the fire occurred.

Anyone with additional information on the incident is asked to call HPD at 270-831-1295.


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