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Arrest made in arson case from N. 6 1/2 Street in Terre Haute

New details have been released as an arrest has been made in a Terre Haute arson case.

Posted: Oct 26, 2017 9:04 AM
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:04 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - New details have been released as an arrest has been made in a Terre Haute arson case.

Officials report 43-year-old Billy Cole admitted to setting fire to his apartment on North 6 ½ Street on Oct. 18.

Cole told investigators he wasn't happy with his living conditions so he set it on fire.

Terre Haute Arson Investigator Norm Loudermilk says the fire burned through the floor, caving-in to the apartment below.

Four of the apartments were occupied at the time of the fire however everyone was able to escape.

Police report Cole was immediately a person of interest.

He was picked-up Tuesday morning and police report that is when he admitted to the crime.

Cole is facing four counts of arson.

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