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Suspect in RV dealership arson captured in South Carolina

by Gary Detman

August 22, 2018

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A convicted serial arsonist on the run after a massive fire at an RV business in Riviera Beach, is back behind bars.

According to the Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, U.S. Marshals arrested 54-year-old Benjamin Harris on Tuesday night in Waterboro, South Carolina.

Harris, of Lake Worth, was wanted on 10 counts of second degree arson for a fire that caused $350,000 in damage at Waits RV Center earlier this month. Harris worked there. Investigators said surveillance video showed him approaching the dealership shortly before the fire. And he disappeared in the days after the fire.

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