PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Peoria man was indicted Tuesday in connection to an arson at New Hope Apartments on March 30.
According to court records, Carlos Almaraz-Alferes was indicted for one count of residential arson.
According to a press release from the Peoria Fire Department, they located a small fire near the elevator on the fourth floor of the apartments. A sprinkler system had extinguished the fire before fire crews arrived.
A Peoria Fire Department Fire Investigator was called to the scene and determined the cause to be arson. Approximately $170,000 in damages were caused during this incident.
22 residents were displaced due to smoke and water damage.
Almaraz-Alferes bond has been set at $20,000. His arraignment date has been set for April 27.