CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested a man in connection with a fire that was intentionally set at Central Piedmont Community College in Elizabeth Wednesday.
According to CMPD, Joshua Armstrong entered a building of CPCC on Elizabeth Avenue around 8:45 a.m. and set a fire inside a trash can. Charlotte Fire said the fire was quickly contained without injuries, but the Central High building was closed Wednesday for cleanup.
Armstrong was charged with one count of arson for burning a schoolhouse and one count of arson for burning personal property. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, police said.
Armstrong was also charged by police in connection with a fire set inside of Amelie's French Bakery on North Davidson Street. Police say he started the fire by lighting paper towels on fire Tuesday.