Accused arsonist behind bars after parole office fire

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– An Albuquerque man is behind bars accused of setting a parole office on fire.

According to a criminal complaint 22-year-old Adrian Chavez used a Bic lighter to burn the wall inside the lobby of the downtown Albuquerque Probation and Parole Offices.

Authorities say he left more than $500 in damage.

Chavez is now facing arson charges.

He’s being held on a $7,500 bond.

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