Man sentenced for arson at fireworks store, other crimes

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Casey Marvin appears via video for his arraignment. (July 8, 2016)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Wyoming man who set fire to a fireworks store in July, kicking off a crime spree, is headed to a state prison.

Casey Marvin was sentenced to between six and 20 years in prison. He will also have to pay fines, costs and restitution.

In October, Marvin pleaded no contest to charges of arson, automobile theft, home invasion and fleeing police. As part of a plea agreement, some other charges against him were dropped.

According to court documents, a witness saw Marvin light a firework into GS Fireworks on 44th Street SW near Burlingame Avenue on the morning of July 5. Marvin then went to a nearby apartment complex and lit a bag of stuffed animals on fire on a balcony before stealing a vehicle.

He crashed that 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 rammed the stolen vehicle to stop it. Marvin was taken away in an ambulance.