One arrested in hotel laundry fire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police have arrested a man for intentionally starting a fire in the laundry room of a Motor 8 Inn.

Authorities said the incident happened at the hotel in the 3700 block of North Shadeland Avenue on Nov. 4.

After an investigation, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives were able to determine that 24-year-old Rikeeze Ross was the individual who started the fire.

All occupants of the hotel had to be evacuated at the time. The fire caused several thousand dollars in losses for the hotel.

Ross faces a preliminary charge of arson, which is a felony.