The six-month investigation ended with the arrest of Dail Morris.
Dover police have arrested a 62-year-old man following a six-month investigation into a string of fires at the Clearfield apartment complex on Haman Drive.
Dover Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman identified the suspect as Dail Morris. The probe was a joint effort with the Dover Fire Department and Dover Fire Marshal, he said.
The investigation was the result of several intentionally set fires inside two buildings between May and October, Hoffman said.
Morris allegedly set trashcan fires May 5 and twice on Aug. 26 inside a building at 100 Haman Drive as well as an Aug. 26 hallway fire at 110 Haman Drive; a Sept. 10 dumpster fire in the parking lot of 110 Haman Drive, a Sept. 11 dumpster fire at 100 Haman Drive, a Sept. 13 blaze at 110 Haman Drive and an Oct. 3 fire in a dumpster at 110 Haman Drive.
He also is a suspect in another Oct. 3 fire in a laundry room at 100 Haman Drive and an Oct. 4 car fire. The latter caused $2,600 in damage to the vehicle.
Morris is charged with two counts of first-degree arson, one count of second-degree arson and seven counts of reckless burning. He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $28,500 secured bond.