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Suspect arrested, accused of starting small fire outside airport terminal

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CASPER, Wyo. —  A Natrona County man was arrested during the early morning hours of April 28, after it was reported the suspect started a small fire outside of the Casper Natrona County International Airport terminal building.

Natrona County Sheriff’s Department records show a call reporting illegal burning on the 8500 block of Airport Parkway came in just after 3:30 am Wednesday morning. NCSO spokesperson Taylor Courtney says that a male suspect was arrested on misdemeanor charges in the case.

Public safety officials responding to the airport say they found a male suspect on a bench outside the terminal on arrival, near the small fire.

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“Warming my hands, Indians can do it,” the suspect was quoted as saying, by NCSO officials.

Jail records show that a male suspect has been recommended for charges of Negligent Burning, a misdemeanor.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.