- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - South Charleston police say they’ve arrested a man accused of setting fire at a Wal-Mart store to cover up a jewelry theft.

Media outlets report 42-year-old Robert Walden Rogers was charged Wednesday with arson and grand larceny.

Police Detective P.C. Rader says a fire broke out in the sporting goods section of the South Charleston Wal-Mart early Wednesday. Rader says boxes of plastic covers were set on fire, which spread to nylon holsters and gun bags.

Detective C.A. Cook says the theft of $2,600 in jewelry occurred after the fire was set and was caught on store video.

Rader says Rogers was arrested at his sister’s home in Logan County. He’s being held without bail at the Southwestern Regional Jail. Jail records list his hometown as Bruno.



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