Suspect in West Haven Arson Taken Into Custody in Alabama

A man wanted in connection with arson at a house in West Haven in July was taken into custody in Alabama. The fire trapped a woman inside her home and she was hospitalized for several days.

U.S. marshals took 21-year-old Tyrese Perry into custody Wednesday morning in Eutaw, Alabama after he climbed out a back window of a home he was hiding out in, according to U.S. marshals.

Perry is suspected in connection with the fire at 339 Center St. on July 11 and was wanted for charges including arson in the first degree, assault in the second degree, home invasion and three counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree.

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. on July 11 and Fire Marshal Keith Flood said evidence showed ignitable liquids in the stairwell of the entryway of the two-family home.

The fire burned the stairs, trapping a woman on the second floor. She was rescued through a second-floor back window and taken to a hospital, where she remained for several days.

Authorities said Perry is also wanted in connection with a separate robbery investigation in New Haven. He is being held in Alabama pending extradition.

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