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Police seek attempted murder charges in Bloomington apartment fire

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The Bloomington Fire Department knocked down an apartment fire in the 2200 block of Todd Drive on May 16.

Bloomington Police have arrested a man in connection with a suspicious apartment fire last month.

Police are seeking attempted murder, aggravated arson and residential arson charges against Anthony Hughlett, 43, of Gibson City. Police say investigators linked Hughlett to a fire at an apartment building in the 2200 block of Todd Drive on May 16. No one was injured in the fire.

Hughlett's is being held on $600,000 bond.

Bloomington Police ask anyone with information on the case to contact detective Kevin Raisbeck at (309) 434-2593 or kraisbeck@citybm.org or detective Brock Merritt at (309) 434-2593 or bmerritt@cityblm.org. Anonymous tips can be placed with the city’s Crime & Intelligence Analysis Unit (CIAU) at (309) 434-2963 or email CIAU@cityblm.org.

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