LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is facing three counts of first-degree arson after allegedly setting fires at two Las Vegas valley Walmart stores.
Brian Miller is accused of setting fires at the following Walmart locations:
- 4/13/21 5198 Boulder Highway
- 4/17/21 6005 S. Eastern Ave.
- 6/14/21 5198 Boulder Highway
According to the Clark County Fire Department, in each case, a fire was set in the paper goods aisle that caused a fire large enough to activate the store’s sprinkler system which kept the fire from spreading.
Miller was being held at the Boulder Highway Walmart after the most recent incident but managed to get away. Police later found him near a loading dock in the Eastside Cannery Casino-Hotel’s parking lot. They say he had a knife and was yelling at officers to shoot him. They de-escalated the situation and took him into custody.
No injuries were reported in the fires. The damage estimates for each fire are in excess of $100,000.