Suspect Arrested in Mattoon Arson

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Published on July 22 2013 2:46 pm
Last Updated on July 22 2013 2:47 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Mattoon police have arrested a man on a charge of arson.

37-year-old Joseph Derixson of Mattoon was arrested Saturday morning.  Derixson is charged with intentionally starting a fire near the Salvation Army building at 1300 Richmond Avenue.

Mattoon police indicate they will also seek charges for 11 additional arsons that have occurred in the past 18 months.  An investigation is continuing.