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Arrest made in community corrections arson

An arrest has been made in a suspected arson at the Vigo County Community Corrections building in Terre Haute.

Posted: Jul 6, 2018 5:56 PM
Updated: Jul 6, 2018 6:35 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An arrest has been made in a suspected arson at the Vigo County Community Corrections building in Terre Haute.

On Friday, police arrested 46-year-old Jason Morales on charges of burglary and arson.

The arson charge stems from the fire at the community corrections building last week.

Nobody was injured in the fire. 

LINK | SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE MAN SUSPECTED OF SETTING FIRE TO COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS BUILDING WALKING THE HALLS

Morales was already in the Vigo County Jail for a parole violation when police served him the warrant for the new charges. 

According to arson investigators, he has a charge from an arson investigation dating back to 1989. That fire left a child dead. 

He is set to appear in court next week. 

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