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Police arrest man for allegedly starting fire in motel laundry room

Posted at 9:36 PM, Nov 14, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – A man accused of setting a laundry room fire at a motel on the city's northeast side was arrested Tuesday.

Indianapolis police say 24-year-old Rikeeze Ross of Indianapolis was preliminarily charged with arson, a level 4 felony.

Police and firefighters found a fire in the laundry room of Motor 8 Inn in the 3700 block of Shadeland Avenue around 5 a.m. on Nov. 4. 

Investigators later determined the fire was intentionally set. They say evidence and help of the community led them to Ross as a suspect.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a final charging decision.