Trial slated for suspect in string of Wyoming fires, vehicle thefts

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WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A man accused of setting a fire at a firework store in Wyoming in addition to several other crimes is heading to trial.

Casey George Marvin, 34, of Wyoming waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday, sending the case to circuit court. The trial date has not been released.

Marvin is facing eight charges tied to a string of fires and vehicle thefts, including four counts of arson, first-degree home invasion, carjacking, fleeing a police officer and unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle.

On July 5, a witness saw Marvin leave GS Fireworks on 44th Street SW near Burlingame Avenue and light a firework back into the store. He then got into the witness’ car and demanded his car. When the witness refused, they got into a physical altercation, court documents show.

According to court documents, Marvin then went to a nearby apartment complex and lit a bag of stuffed animals on fire on a balcony before stealing a vehicle. The owners of the vehicle had left it running as they back inside their apartment to call police about the fire at the firework store.

He then crashed the vehicle into a tree on 44th Street and allegedly tried to set it on fire by putting a burning rag in the gas tank.

Court documents say after the crash, Marvin broke into a house on Oriole Street, stole some items and then started a fire inside the home before getting away in a stolen car.

Police later found Marvin driving the wrong way on 36th Street near Burlingame. Officers then rammed the stolen vehicle in order to stop it. Marvin was taken away in an ambulance.

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