Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Man Arrested in Connection with Topeka Mail Fire

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Man Arrested in Connection with Topeka Mail Fire

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Authorities arrested a man in an arson incident Friday, but little information is known about the case at this time.

Lt. Chris Heaven of the Topeka Police Department said Saturday morning that Marcus Gerard Latham, 51, was arrested in connection with an incident in which a mailbox at an area apartment complex was set on fire.

Heaven said he hadn't been informed where exactly the incident took place, only that the person who set the fire was suspected of playing a practical joke, perhaps with a personal motive against one of the residents.

Heaven did not say if property other than mail may have been damaged.

Staff at the Shawnee County Jail confirmed Saturday morning that Latham is being held without bond in connection with aggravated arson. …

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