43-year-old man arrested for allegedly setting fire to tow truck in Maple Valley

A 43-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a tow truck Friday, according to Maple Valley Police.

The man was arrested by a Maple Valley deputy after a tow truck was set on fire Friday evening at an auto business off of Southeast 264th Street.

The man was seen walking away from the business on state Route 169 when he was spotted by the deputy.

According to Maple Valley Sgt. Don Davis, the man smelled like gasoline and had tools on him that indicated breaking and entering.

The suspect was booked into the King County Jail and the case was handed over to the King County Fire Investigator Unit.

Davis stated it is unknown whether the man was responsible for previous burglaries.

"Often they are multiple offenders, but also we don't quite know yet what the motive is into torching that truck," he said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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