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CAMDEN -- A man accused of burning down three homes in Ouachita County has been taken into custody, according to the sheriff's department.

Shane Edward Suttle was arrested Tuesday in connection with three suspected arsons in the White Oak area early that morning. His first court appearance was Wednesday, where bond was set at $250,000.

Suttle faces three counts of felony arson, three counts of residential burglary, one count of committing a terroristic act, one count of terroristic threatening and aggravated assault.

Detective Nathan Greeley of the Ouachita County sheriff's department said deputies were dispatched around 1 a.m. after receiving a report of three structure fires.

It took members of the Chidester Fire Department and the Upper White Oak Lake Fire Department about five hours to subdue the fires, according to Fire Chief Jason Purifoy of the Chidester Fire Department. No one was injured, but the homes appeared to be total losses, Greeley said.

The homes were weekend getaways for a police officer with the El Dorado Police Department, Greeley said.

According to the owner, security video showed a man forcing his way inside of one of the houses and lighting something on fire.

State Desk on 01/11/2019

Print Headline: Arson suspect jailed in Ouachita County

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