Tenant arrested for arson after large SW Portland apartment building fire

The 5-story building at Southwest 14th and Taylor was heavily engulfed in smoke on the morning of May 16, and the fire continued to burn into the afternoon.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A person is under arrest and facing arson charges for setting the fire that destroyed a 113-year-old apartment building in Southwest Portland last week.

30-year-old Garrett A. Repp was arrested Thursday evening, according to a Portland Police Bureau statement. He was a resident of the May Apartments.

Repp was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and is facing charges of first-degree arson, reckless endangering of another person and first-degree criminal mischief. 

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