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Arrest warrant sent out Thursday for Mother’s Bar arson suspect

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An arrest warrant was obtained for aggravated arson for Charleston resident Brian Griffin in connection with the fire that burned down Mother’s Bar at 506 Monroe Ave.

At about 1:46 a.m. officers from the Charleston Police and Fire Departments responded to a call that the building was on fire.

Investigation into the cause of the fire by the CPD and CFD indicate that the fire was set intentionally, according to a press release.

This investigation ended up leading to the identification of Griffin, 29, formerly of Chicago.

Anyone with information on Griffin’s whereabouts can contact the CPD through Facebook or send tips to Crime Stoppers at https://www.p3tips.com/website/index.htm. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Arrest warrant sent out Thursday for Mother’s Bar arson suspect