Man charged with arson in northeast Charlotte apartment fire

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Suspect: Rickey Devon McClurkin

A man is facing multiple charges in connection to Sunday's fire that was intentionally set at a local northeast Charlotte apartment complex, CMPD said.

Rickey Devon McClurkin, 31, was arrested on Tuesday, April 9 without incident and charged with first-degree arson and second-degree burglary, police said. 

The two-alarm fire happened on Sunday, April 7 at the Hunters Pointe Apartment Complex located at 2100 Prospect Drive. Firefighters were able to take control of the blaze within 40 minutes. 

It was determined the fire was intentionally set earlier in the week, Charlotte fire officials said. Another arson fire occurred at the same location on March 7 and displaced multiple people. So far, a suspect has not been identified in March's fire. 

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March's fire was estimated to have caused more than $200,000 in damages. Sunday morning's fire this month was estimated at $75,000. This investigation is still active and ongoing.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Charlotte Crime Stoppers 704-334-1600.