Arrest made in Gastonia hotel arson case

- Gastonia police say they have a suspect in relation to the arson of a local hotel. 

Officials say Brandon Philbeck, 31, set fire at the Budget Inn along West Franklin Boulevard on Sunday, May 14. 

Philbeck will face first-degree arson charges. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.861.8000. 

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