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Man Arrested in Series of Dumpster Fires
Man Arrested in Series of Dumpster Fires

Clark County Fire Investigators have arrested a Las Vegas man in connection with a series of fires that were set Wednesday.

According to fire investigators, 28-year-old Paul Joyner set several dumpster fires and one car fire near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road over several hours.

The first fire was reported just before 5:30 a.m. at an apartment complex on Rochelle Avenue near Maryland Parkway. Several more fires were reported in the same area over the next two hours.

After a lull of several hours, more fires were reported starting at 4:30 p.m. The car fire was reported just a few minutes later at a business park along Maryland Parkway just north of the Flamingo Road intersection.

Fire investigators say Joyner set a 2012 Audi convertible on fire. Damage to the car is estimated at about $20,000.

Investigators arrested the suspect at around 5:30 p.m. near a strip mall on Maryland Parkway, while responding to another dumpster fire.

Joyner was identified as a suspect because of an arrest in April for similar fires.

Joyner is facing 10 counts of third-degree arson and one count of attempted arson. He was released in September after serving a six-month sentence for the fires he set in the spring.