The Chandler Police Department has made an arrest in relation to a string of arson incidents.
Police arrested 31-year-old Thomas S. Leeper, Jr. on Thursday on charges of arson of an occupied structure.
Investigators say Leeper is allegedly responsible for a house fire near Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Drive on September 2. He is also a lead for seven other arson cases.
Leeper has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
A neighbor told ABC15 it is a really sad situation. Gary Wolf said Leeper would always help him out and never asked for anything in return.
"He has always been a super nice guy to me, he's always helped me out, never asked for anything in return," Gary Wolf, a neighbor, said.
— Joe Bartels (@Joe_Bartels) October 6, 2016