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Man Arrested for Fire that Destroyed Flea Market

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Steve Burger
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Surveillance footage helped police in investigation.

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Credit EPD
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Christopher Michael Liggett

Surveillance footage helped Evansville Police locate the man they believe started the fire that destroyed the Diamond Flea Market on east Diamond Avenue.

According to a release, the fire was ruled arson by a state investigator. Surveillance footage showed a man in the area where the arson took place. Police located 25 year old Christopher Michael Liggett at a local hotel.

After talking with a state fire investigator and an EPD detective, Liggett confessed to starting the fire. No motive was given. Liggett was charged with arson and is currently in the Vanderburgh County Corrections Center on $1,000 bond. 

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