(Des Moines, IA) -- An arson investigation is underway after over a half-dozen fires are set across east Des Moines. Police say seven fires were set in cars and an electrical box between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and about 2:15 a.m. Two of the fires damaged nearby homes. Police say they followed a man who left the scene of the last fire and arrested him. Andrew Anthony is charged with second-degree arson and meth possession.
The fires took place at the following locations:
1500 block of Tiffin Ave. – 11:30 p.m., 05 Dec., Vehicle fire
3000 block of E. 13th St – 11:50 p.m., 05 Dec., Vehicle fire that also damaged residence
3100 block of Wright St. – 11:59 p.m., 05 Dec., Vehicle fire
3300 block of E. 9th St. – 12:05 a.m., 06 Dec., Vehicle fire
3000 block of E. 8th St. – 12:50 a.m., 06 Dec., Vehicle fire
1300 block of Boyd St. – 2:02 a.m., 06 Dec., Vehicle fire that also damaged residence
700 block of Hull Ave. – 2:18 a.m., 06 Dec., Electrical box fire
Police expect to file more charges in the case in the future.