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LE MARS MAN CHARGED WITH ARSON

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Fire line in front of a destroyed home.

A LE MARS, IOWA MAN IS IN CUSTODY ACCUSED OF ALLEGEDLY SETTING HIS APARTMENT ON FIRE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE FIRE WAS REPORTED JUST AFTER 9:3O P.M. AT A LE MARS APARTMENT COMPLEX AT 310 12TH STREET SOUTHEAST.

LE MARS POLICE SAY THEY WERE TOLD THAT 25 YEAR OLD PATRICK VAN NOORT HAD ALLEGEDLY STARTED THE APARTMENT ON FIRE THEN FLED IN A VEHICLE.

THE RESIDENTS IN THE OTHER APARTMENTS WERE EVACUATED UNTIL FIREFIGHTERS PUT OUT THE BLAZE, WHICH MAINLY DAMAGED THE BEDROOM IN THE SUSPECT’S APARTMENT.

VAN NOORT WAS LOCATED IN HAWARDEN AROUND 11PM AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY THE SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

HE WAS RETURNED TO PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND IS JAILED ON A FIRST DEGREE ARSON CHARGE.