FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Arson charges have been filed against a 35-year-old man authorities believe set at least four fires around Fort Wayne, including at the downtown justice center and the Southgate Kroger.

Brad Clark Fair II, 35, has been charged with four counts of Level 4 felony Arson. The case was opened in Allen Superior Court Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Fair set a fire:

  • in the vestibule of the Charles “Bud” Meeks Justice Center on April 29,
  • in a bathroom of the Subway on West Rudisill Boulevard on May 2,
  • in a bathroom of the Arby’s on Bluffton Road on May 2, and
  • in the Kroger at 218 E. Pettit Ave. on May 2

In the first fire, in the justice center at the corner of Superior and Calhoun streets, Fair allegedly walked into the vestibule of the building carrying a bottle of lighter fluid and poured the flammable liquid on to a retractable belt barrier stand, lighting it on fire. He then ran out of the building and got into a black Chrysler 300 and pulled away.

Next, around 12:30 p.m. May 2, Fair went to the Subway at 116 W. Rudisill Blvd. and damaged the walls of the men’s bathroom in 14 different locations, and ignited the trash can in the bathroom, the affidavit said. A Chrysler 300 was seen pulling away from the eatery, the affidavit said.

A half-hour later on May 2, the affidavit said Fair’s Chrysler pulled into the Arby’s at 6759 Bluffton Road and he went into the men’s bathroom there. Inside, he ignited a plastic trash can, a cloth strap on the baby changing station, and a roll of toilet paper, the affidavit said.

Finally, around 3:45 p.m., Fair went to the Kroger at Southgate and, inside, used a bottle of lighter fluid to light a display of charcoal on fire, according to an affidavit. As the endcap of aisle 16 burned, Fair tossed the bottle of lighter fluid onto the fire “causing it to increase in intensity,” the affidavit said. The black Chrysler was again spotted leaving the store, affidavit said. The store is still closed due to the damage.

Fair was arrested May 6.