Suspect charged with arson, attempted murder in Opelika apartment complex fire

Suspect charged with arson, attempted murder in Opelika apartment complex fire
Suspect charged with arson, attempted murder in Opelika apartment complex fire (Source: Opelika Police Department)

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - An arrest has been made in an Opelika apartment fire that left several people displaced.

The fire happened at the Pinehurst Villas Apartments Thursday morning. 31-year-old Frederick Ashmore of Opelika is charged with first-degree arson, three counts of attempted murder, and seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief.

Ashmore is being held in the Lee County Jail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at 334-705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665.

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