Arrest Made In Connection With Downtown Phoenix Arson
Police arrested 54-year-old Ted Hopkins late Friday evening on suspicion of setting fire to the construction site near Seventh Avenue and West Grant Street earlier in the week.
Phoenix police Sgt. Ann Justus said the fire had been under investigation for several days by both Phoenix fire and police investigators, as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. By Friday, they had gathered enough evidence to declare the fire arson.
Hopkins was arrested without incident and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of arson and criminal damage.
He is due in court on June 22.