Arrest made in high rise fire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – A 32-year-old woman from Benton Harbor has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a sixth floor apartment in the River Terrace complex on February 21.

According to the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety, Monica Antoinette Smith spoke with investigators about the fire and confessed to setting the fire in apartment 613 after having an argument with the apartment’s owner.

Smith was arrested and charged with arson to an occupied dwelling and malicious destruction of property over $20,000.

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