FARMINGTON, Maine — A Philips man was arrested Friday in connection with an April 2017 fire at the Falls General Store.
Kurt Searles, 34, of Farmington was charged with Class A felony arson and Class B felony conspiracy to commit arson, Maine Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Shannon Moss said in a release.
The store at 176 Croswell Road has since been demolished.
Moss said new information in the five-year-old case prompted the arrest.
Searles was taken to Franklin County Jail. He was released Friday morning on $5,000 cash bail, according to records.