Deputies: Man admits to intentionally setting fire at motel

Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 9:34 AM EDT
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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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