Man arrested in arsons near Mecosta-Montcalm county line

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been arrested in connection to a series of arsons along the Mecosta-Montcalm county line early Monday morning, authorities say.

The suspect's name was not released Monday night, but the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office said he is a 32-year-old from Howard City.

The suspect was taken to the Mecosta County Jail pending arraignment, which could happen as early as Tuesday. A brief release from the sheriff's office said he faces multiple charges, but did not say precisely what those charges are.

There were three fires in Mecosta County's Deerfield Township and one in Montcalm County Monday morning. It didn't take authorities long to say they were believed to be connected and that they were likely the result of arson.

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