Florida arsonist arrested after fire destroys RVs worth $990,000

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    UPDATE: Benjamin Harris was ordered held Thursday in lieu of $550,000 bail.

    Officers arrested Benjamin Harris, 54, for arson in the destruction of multiple RVs worth more than $990,000 at Waits RV Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, last month, reports WPTV.

    According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, Harris’ vehicle was spotted driving near the RV Center about 10 minutes before the fire – even pulling into the dealership parking lot about three times.

    Harris was interviewed by deputies on Aug. 8 about the arson but not arrested. His federal probation officer later reviewed surveillance video and positively identified Harris in the case.

    He was booked Wednesday morning at the Palm Beach County Jail after he was found Aug. 22 in South Carolina.

    Harris faces 10 counts of second-degree arson.

    He was previously convicted in 2007 on a federal arson charge but released in 2015. Harris was previously charged with arson to a RV dealership in Fort Pierce.

    He was scheduled to be in court Thursday morning.

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