Police Arrest Accused Indy Arsonist in Evansville, Believe He Set Eight Fires

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Police Arrest Accused Indy Arsonist in Evansville, Believe He Set Eight Fires

David Bradshaw's work may go back as far as five years, say detectives.

INDIANAPOLIS--A man wanted for setting several fires in Indianapolis was captured in Evansville, with help from U.S. Marshals. 

Indianapolis Metro Police arson investigators believe David Bradshaw, 40, may be responsible for as many as eight fires at houses just north of downtown Indy. They were able to identify him after investigating a fire on Talbott St., from July 2.

Police believe he may have set fires as far back as five years, and was involved in the following fires:

318 N Drexel Ave. Sept. 17, 2014
439 N Drexel Ave. Sept. 17, 2014
401 N Riley Ave. Sept. 18, 2014
1244 N New Jersey St. Dec. 25, 2018
1446 N Alabama St. Dec. 25, 2018
1851 N Talbott St. July 2, 2019
2124 N Pennsylvania St. July 2, 2019
2064 N Alabama St. July 2, 2019

"We want to thank the community for assisting detectives with information about these incidents.  As a community it takes each of us working together to make our community a better place to live and play," read a news release from IMPD.

PHOTO: IMPD booking

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