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Second suspect arrested in SE Portland arson investigation

Posted: Updated: Sep 09, 2015 09:48 PM
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A second person has been arrested in connection to an arson investigation that left one man in the hospital with severe burns and destroyed an apartment.

Police arrested Kayla Elmer, who appeared in court Wednesday.

Investigators said Elmer, along with another suspect named Joshua Bigsby, went back to the apartment for a late night party but were asked to leave.

That was when officers said Bigsby returned with a gas can, forced his way into the apartment and poured gasoline on a man named Mike and his longtime partner Krystal.

Mike has second and third-degree burns on 12 percent of his body, and Krystal suffered minor burns as well.

At the time of the fire the couple’s two kids and their babysitter were also inside the apartment.

Police already arrested Bigsby, who has been charged with multiple counts of arson, as well as burglary, criminal mischief and assault.

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