Authorities arrest suspect in downtown Friday Harbor arson case

(San Juan County Sheriff's Office)

The suspect accused of intentionally starting the fire that tore through historic downtown Friday Harbor last week was arrested Saturday, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office (SJCSO).

According to SJCSO, Dwight C. Henline was arrested by Island County deputies and taken to the Island County Jail at around 4:30 p.m. Authorities say Henline will be taken to San Juan County for a court appearance.

Saturday afternoon, authorities identified Henline, issued an arrest warrant and asked for the public's help in finding him. Three hours after a search notice was published online, Henline was found in Island County.

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On Friday, detectives received information that Henline was at a residence in Langley, and they tried contacting him, but he was not there. A search warrant was served at the residence for evidence of the arson with numerous articles being removed. 

Bail has been set at $500,000.

This is a developing story.

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