North Little Rock man charged in apartment fire

North Little Rock police on Friday arrested a man who is charged with arson in connection with an apartment fire, according to an arrest report.

Just before 2 p.m. Friday, a fire marshal informed police that it appeared a fire was intentionally set at an apartment on 400 N. Hemlock St. The apartment’s resident told an officer that she saw Devante Cooney, 29, of North Little Rock running away from the residence as she approached and saw the fire, according to the report.

Police later located Cooney and arrested him in the 2300 block of East Broadway, not far from the location of the fire, the report said.

He faces a felony arson charge and a misdemeanor drug possession charge.

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