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Benson Arson Suspect Behind Bars

Posted June 16, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— An arson suspect is behind bars this morning in Benson.

Firefighters responded to a call around 1:30 a.m. at the Benson Housing Authority on Benton Street.

One apartment was destroyed and another damaged by smoke.

Benson Police say the 17-year-old suspect admitted to setting his own home on fire.