Man charged after fire guts Michigan fireworks store

Associated Press

Wyoming — A man who authorities say started a fire that gutted a western Michigan fireworks store has been charged with arson.

The Grand Rapids Press reports 34-year-old Casey George Marvin was arrested following Tuesday’s blaze at GS Fireworks in Wyoming, near Grand Rapids. He also faces charges including carjacking and home invasion.

He asked a judge Friday to lower his $1 million bond, saying “this is way off for me.” The judge refused.

A witness told police he saw Marvin leave the fireworks store and send a lit firework inside. They say he set fire to a bag of stuffed animals at a nearby apartment and stole an SUV.

Investigators say he then broke into a home, showered and stole another car. He was caught driving the wrong way down a street.