Police arrest third suspect in connection with thrift store arson

By  | 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The third suspect who had been wanted in connection with a February fire at the Lighthouse Children's Home Thrift Store on South Adams Street has been arrested by Tallahassee police.

19-year-old Wateshia Richardson was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department Wednesday.

Two other suspects, Johnathan Miller, 21, and Terrell Williams II, 23, were arrested late last week by police.

Richardson is charged with two counts of 2nd degree arson and two counts of burglary.

The 9,000 square foot building, which helped to support nearly 20 girls at the Lighthouse Children's Home, was declared a total loss by fire officials.

Law enforcement officials began looking for suspects shortly after the fire, when the store's owner released surveillance video of the store being burglarized and subsequently set on fire.