A man arrested earlier this week in connection to an attempted robbery at a downtown Chase Bank is now facing multiple arson charges.
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During questioning in the other case, John Searls, 30, admitted to setting six separate fires in the city of Dayton over a period of several months, according to a release from the city.
The fires were in the Twin Towers, Burkhardt and Old North Dayton neighborhoods:
- 214 Clover St., April 14
- 2806 E. Third St., March 28
- 136 Pierce St., March 27
- 323 Nassau St., Feb. 27
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- 774 Troy St., Dec. 1, 2017
- 30 Little St., Nov. 14, 2017
Searls remains in the Montgomery County Jail, where he has been held on $25,000 bond on a single robbery charge since his May 1 arrest.
Arson charges were filed against him May 2, according to the release.
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