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One arrested in Brier Creek Walmart arson

Posted October 12, 2015

The suspect, Jesse James Marcus Hall, 20, was located Monday night and charged with injury to personal property. He was being held at the Wake County Detention Center on Monday night and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.
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— Police have arrested one man suspected of setting a fire Sunday inside a Walmart in Raleigh's Brier Creek area.

The suspect, Jesse James Marcus Hall, 20, was located Monday night and charged with injury to personal property. He was being held at the Wake County Detention Center on Monday night and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

Initially, police said that they were searching for two men in relation to the incident. The second man will not be charged in connection with the incident, said Raleigh police.

Both men surrendered to authorities after they learned police were searching for them.

The fire was reported shortly before 1:30 a.m., and store employees were able to put it out. No injuries were reported, and damage was limited to products and shelving in the household products area.

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  • Linda Schmidt Oct 13, 2015
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    Naming your kid Jesse James is never a good idea.

  • Roy Hinkley Oct 13, 2015
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    Given the high number of people that go to WalMart everyday this should not be a surprise. More people equals more problems.

  • Brent Phares Oct 12, 2015
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    Setting fires now. What is going on at that Wal Mart? First a murder now this????