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No leads in suspected Marcus arson cases

Monday, August 27, 2012

MARCUS - Local and county law enforcement officials continue their search for the indivdual(s) who allegedly set two Marcus homes on fire early Tuesday morning.

A Marcus resident reported a home on fire around 12:45 a.m. in the 300 block of North Ames Avenue, and about three hours later, fire crews were also called to a house in the 100 block of East Fenton Street, according to Marcus Police Chief Jim Ebert, who said the first house had minor damage and the second received "significant" damage.

The suspect also tried to set fire to a house under construction in the 300 block of Holmes Street by throwing a flaming object through a window, but the structure didn't catch fire, police said.

No one was living in any of the houses and no injuries were reported.

Police said two vehicles also had tires slashed in the 100 block of South Elm Street and the 400 block of Ridgeway Drive, but they aren't sure if the fires and vandalized vehicles are connected to the same suspect.

"We have very few clues to go on at this point," Ebert said.

As of Friday morning, there were no new developments in the case, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Communications Center at (712) 225-6728.

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