Out-of-control anger over family problems resulted in a man setting fire to a mobile home, RV and other vehicles in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 39-year-old man is accused in the string of arson fires that all were set within the span of minutes.
Daniel Leighton Doyle waived a probable cause hearing Tuesday, Nov. 13, in 63rd District Court in Grand Rapids Township, reports MLive Michigan.
Kent County sheriff’s deputies said Doyle was behind several fires that happened about 7:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the area of South Division Avenue between 60th and 72nd streets.
Investigators discovered that two vehicles were set on fire at Big Ray’s Oil Change, a boat at Cutlerville Small Engine, an RV at Veurink’s RV Center and a mobile home at Preferred Mobile Homes.
The two vehicles at Big Ray’s were the most seriously damaged and believed to be total losses.
According to investigators, Doyle apparently set the fires because he was angry about some recent family issues.
Doyle is charged with several counts of third-degree and fourth-degree arson. He is being held at the Kent County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
Police said public tips helped lead to his arrest several hours after the fires.