A suspect is back in Wayne County where he is facing arson charges.
On May 27th, a food truck and the La Palmita store on the 4300 block of U.S. 117 South Alt. in Dudley were broken into. The store was also intentionally set ablaze. Over the next two weeks, two more store fires were investigated in the southern end of Wayne County.
The investigation led to charges against 39-year-old Omar O. Seda of Mount Olive in relation to the arson at the La Palmita store. Seda had fled the state but he was located and arrested in Alabama last month.
He was extradited back to Wayne County on Tuesday where he will face charges including Burning of Certain Buildings, Burning in the Commission of a Felony, and Breaking and Entering. His bond was set at $186,000 secured.
The investigations into the two other fire cases are still open.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office thanks the State Bureau of Investigation, ATF and Wayne County Fire Marshal for their assistance with these cases.