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Wake Investigators Arrest Suspect for Rash of Fires

Posted June 25, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— People in an eastern Wake County neighborhood say they feel a little safer Monday.

For the past two weeks, a firebug has been torching everything from trucks to speedboats in the Creekside Village Mobile Home Park.

The fire in one boat nearly spread to a home where people were sleeping.

Wake investigators say they have caught the person who set the fires. Investigators have charged 25-year-old Dwayne Atkisson with arson after he was seen walking away from a truck that went up in flames.

Atkisson is being held at the Wake County jail.

Investigators made a pair of arrests last week in connection with fires set just a few miles away. They do not believe the cases are related.