Des Moines police find, arrest man suspected in metro arsons

  • Source: KCCI-TV CBS 8 Des Moines
  • Published: 03/24/2020 04:45 PM

The Des Moines Police Department said a man is in custody and charged in connection with multiple intentionally-set fires. Des Moines police announced Tuesday that they were searching for a man, later identified as 36-year-old Bounthong James Pongphimkam, in connection with fires set in the Union Park neighborhood between March 15-21. Five hours after posting to Facebook about the case, police said they were able to find and arrest Pongphimkam. Pongphimkam is charged with first-degree arson, and second- and third-degree burglary.


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