Suspect in Kentwood arson arraigned

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- A teenager suspected of starting a fire at a Kentwood duplex was arraigned Thursday.

Maleek Farmer, 19, is accused of arson at a duplex on Kimball Avenue on July 10.

Police believe he set it in response to a breakup with someone who lived there.

The building was heavily damaged, but no residents were injured.

Farmer is considered a habitual offender, and could face a life sentence if convicted on the arson charges.


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