CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in
a July fire that killed 15 horses at a South Charleston stable.
Michael James Holstein, 20, of South Charleston, has been
charged with second degree arson.
The charge means the arson burned something other than a
Holstein faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
He is being held at South Central Regional Jail on a $10,000
An investigation of the fire conducted by the state Fire
Marshall's office had determined that the fire on July 8 at
Evergreen Stables had been set deliberately.
The fire, which lasted for about 20 minutes, destroyed a stable
and an indoor riding arena. No humans were injured in the blaze.

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