Man arrested for arson in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Police Department

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Police in Tuscaloosa arrested a man suspected of arson on the scene of a fire.

Richard Monte brown is charged with setting three fires in the Tuscaloosa area.

When investigators arrived to the scene of a dumpster fire at Snow Hinton Park, they say Brown was sitting close by with an open container of beer at his feet.

He was questioned about the fires and then arrested for the open container.

After bonding out on an Open Container charge, Brown was questioned and charged for the park fire and two others at unoccupied homes.

His new bond is set at $33,000.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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