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Man Accused of Setting Fire to IC Dumpsters
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Illinois man has been accused of setting two dumpsters on fire in Iowa City.
Iowa City police say 18-year-old Sean M. Murphy, of Mokena, Ill., was seen running away Friday from one of the fires.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Murphy and another person were later located in an alley. Police say Murphy refused to speak to officers, but the other person said Murphy had struck matches and thrown them into a dumpster.
Police say Murphy later admitted to lighting two dumpsters on fire. He has been charged with an aggravated misdemeanor count of third-degree arson. Court records do not list an attorney.
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