Suspect arrested in connection to vehicle fires in Terre Haute

We now know who police say is connected to setting several vehicles on fire in Terre Haute.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017 1:20 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - We now know who police say is connected to setting several vehicles on fire in Terre Haute.

Donald Morris has been arrested in-connection to five arsons dating back to June.

Police say Morris set several fires near North 13th Street. Officials say he tried to break into the cars but when he couldn't find anything he set them on fire.

The cars were fully engulfed causing damage worth thousands of dollars. That's why fire officials are warning you to take precaution and to lock-up your cars.

"Keep your valuables in a safe place, don't leave your purses in your vehicles or your wallets, your computers, your backpacks,” explained Arson Investigator, Norm Loudermilk. Don't give people the opportunity to entice them to break into your vehicle."

Loudermilk adds that it is thanks to the community, and continued work, that this arrest was possible.

Morris remains in the Vigo County Jail.

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