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Man Arrested After Columbia Apartment Fire

Columbia Police say they have one person in custody after a fire this weekend at an apartment on Apple Tree Court.  Damon Poston, Junior was arrested on Sunday morning.

Police say around 4:30 on Sunday morning, Poston broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and started a fire in the bedroom.  She was not there, but her brother was home.

The apartment was part of a four plex.  11 people were there when the fire broke out.  No one was injured.

Poston then took his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle and left.

He would be arrested about four hours later at his residence after a brief stand off with police in Columbia.

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