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Mattoon Man Facing Arson Charges

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Mattoon man is arrested and accused of starting a fire near the Salvation Army.

Formal charges are pending against 37-year-old Joseph Derixson.

Police say Derixson started a fire near the Salvation Army building located at 1300 Richmond Avenue.

Authorities say they are also seeking charges for eleven additional arsons that have happened in the last 18 months.

Derixson remains in the Coles County Jail pending the filing of formal charges by the Coles County States Attorney.


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