Deputies: Man admits to intentionally setting fire at motel
MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- One man is under arrest after intentionally setting a fire in Pomeroy, deputies say.
The fire caused severe damage to a room at the Meigs Motel on Thursday.
Deputies say 29-year-old Chad Miller-Wiemuth of Michigan was staying in that motel room and ran into the woods.
Miller-Wiemuth was caught on security footage leaving the room after the fire started.
A passerby located him leaving the woods near the motel, deputies say.
Miller-Wiemuth has been charged with aggravated arson after telling deputies he intentionally lit the blaze.
The Ohio State Fire Marshal is currently investigating the fire.
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