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CALDWELL COUNTY, Mo. — According to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect in a string of arsons in the county has been arrested.

Harold Edwards Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri, was taken into custody on Friday, June 10. The 27-year-old faces nine charges in relation to the arson fires on May 10: three counts of second-degree arson, three counts of second-degree burglary, and three counts of first-degree property damage.

Fire crews responded to three house fires along SW State Route D on May 10 and believe all three were intentionally set.

The first of the three fires left 96-year-old Lorene Fickess dead. The other two homes were vacant.

Edwards is held without bond and the sheriff’s office said they expect additional charges.

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