CMU student arrested on arson charges


A 19-year-old male CMU student was arrested, Thursday for an arson that took place outside Thorpe Hall.

The Central Michigan University Police Department responded Wednesday morning to a call about the burning of a university-owned desk chair and other items outside the residence hall.

According to a press release from CMUPD, the incident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The chair and other household items were thrown out of a third floor window and later set on fire.

An investigation led to the arrest of the student. He was charged with fifth degree arson and lodged at the Isabella County Jail.

The identity of the man is withheld by CMUPD until he is arraigned.

This recent fire follows a continuing trend of arsons that began this past weekend. With couches and other objects being set on fire, the city of Mount Pleasant enacted an ordinance which can lead to arrests and misdemeanor charges for anyone within 300 feet of a fire.

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