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Teen accused of causing deadly fire attempted to steal flares

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The victims of the January 4 fire: Trinity Hughes (upper left), Tyrese Hughes (upper right) and Tai'zah Hughes. (Source: Marie Clark) The victims of the January 4 fire: Trinity Hughes (upper left), Tyrese Hughes (upper right) and Tai'zah Hughes. (Source: Marie Clark)
The burned home where the children died. The burned home where the children died.
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NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - The teen accused of firing a flare into a home causing a deadly fire was arrested in December for attempting to steal flares from a New Albany Walmart.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police arrested Cody Cashion, 18, on December 21 for placing two flare packages in his pocket. Officers alleged Cashion attempted to run away from the retailer when store associates chased after him. They eventually caught up with Cashion and a juvenile accused of trying to steal a flare gun.

Officers wrote Cashion was already banned from visiting the Walmart location. The store's address was redacted from the probable cause affidavit. Police charged Cashion with Class D Felony Theft.

On January 14 Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said Cashion fired a flare gun into a home at 335 Ealy Street in New Albany. Henderson said Cashion was trying to get back against someone who lived here. Police said that person wasn't even home.

Trinity Hughes, 2, Tyrese Hughes, 4, and Tai'zah Hughes, 6 died as a result of the fire.

Cashion is charged with three counts of murder while committing arson and one count of arson resulting in serious bodily injury.

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