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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Fishers Police Arrest Two Men in Arson Investigation

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 July 5, 2019

Fishers, (Indiana) – Fishers Police have arrested two men in connection with the destruction of an American Flag displayed at the Fishers Nickel Plate District Amphitheater on July 4th.  

Earlier this morning Fishers Police were called to the Fishers Nickel Plate Amphitheater after someone observed the 15X25’ American Flag, displayed on the back wall of the stage, had been partially burned. Investigators gathered information and processed the scene for evidence.

Fishers police are also investigating additional minor fires that appear to be intentionally set in the area during the same time frame. At 12:05am a smoke detector alarmed after a piece of paper was set on fire in an elevator at the Edge Parking Garage. Also, during the early morning hours, multiple small fires were set in the Sunblest Apartment Complex. All the fires burned themselves out and caused minor damage.

At approximately 2:00pm this afternoon Fishers Police Officers and Detectives located the suspects in the area of 116th Street and Lantern Road. The suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail without incident.

Anyone with information regarding these fires is asked to contact Detective Tracy Jones at 317-595-3417.

Media Personnel – Please direct any further questions, regarding this case, to the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Book-in photos were not available at the time of this release.

 Arrested #1: Christopher Graham

                        18 years old

                        Fishers, Indiana       

Charge(s):    Arson Level 6 Felony

                       Arson Level 4 Felony (3 counts)

                        Criminal Mischief Level 6 Felony (4 counts)

                        Flag Desecration “A” Misdemeanor

Held:              Hamilton County Jail


Arrested #2: George Drake

                        18 years old

                        Fishers, Indiana

Charge(s):    Arson Level 6 Felony

                       Arson Level 4 Felony (3 counts)

                        Criminal Mischief Level 6 Felony (4 counts)

                        Flag Desecration “A” Misdemeanor

 Held:              Hamilton County Jail

 

A charge is merely an accusation and the arrested person(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty

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