- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of starting a fire inside an Old Navy store in Albuquerque in November.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Albuquerque says the indictment handed up Wednesday alleges that 28-year-old David Hickman used fire in an attempt to maliciously damage the store.

Hickman was arrested Nov. 28, two days after the fire.

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Despite an earlier request by his attorney that he be released to a halfway house pending trial so he could receive counseling, federal prosecutors say Hickman will remain in custody because he poses a flight risk and a danger to the community.

The Old Navy blaze was among several fires and acts vandalism that damaged multiple businesses around Albuquerque in late November.

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