Coles County man arrested for starting fires at Mattoon Walmart

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MATTOON, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Charleston, Ill. man was arrested for arson Saturday after authorities said he started two separate fires at the Mattoon Walmart.

According to Mattoon Police, 20-year-old Nicholas A. Wood was employed at the store when he allegedly intentionally set fire to a toilet seat paper dispenser on March 21 and a paper towel dispenser on March 27.

The store was closed to the public at the time of each incident.

Wood was transported to the Coles County Jail.

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