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Suspect arrested in fire at 88-year-old Oklahoma shoe store


MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a fire that gutted an 88-year-old business run by a 103-year-old woman.

Joseph Ryan Williams of Miami was arrested Tuesday on complaints of arson, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, burglary and possession of stolen property.

Anders Shoe Store in Miami, 175 miles (280 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City, was burglarized twice earlier this month and set on fire on July 10. Miami Police Chief Thomas Anderson says Williams is a suspect in the burg...

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