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Police arrest man accused in car, yard fires

Police arrest man accused in car, yard fires

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Police arrested a man accused of lighting three cars on fire and throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, officers booked 41-year-old Cory Molloy into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of attempted aggravated arson.

According to the Unified Fire Authority, someone set a BMW on fire near 4500 South and 3100 East last weekend. Two more cars on the same street were also set on fire.

Firefighters also found small fires burning in a yard from a Molotov cocktail that may have been thrown at the residence.

Authorities recovered evidence from Molloy's home, but would not comment on what they found or on a possible motive.


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