Suspect in custody after starting fires along Greenbelt

A suspect is in custody after officials say more than 10 fires were set along the Barton Creek Greenbelt. 

STAR flight and the Austin Police Department helicopter took to the air to find the locations of the fires along the Greenbelt. No structures were damaged and no one was reported injured.

The fire department sent out a tweet in the early afternoon stating that arson investigators and officers with APD were searching for a white male with blonde hair. The white male was described as being in his mid-thirties and to be wearing tna shorts and a backpack. 

According to witness statements, police identified the suspect as 37-year-old Daniel Daugherty. Homeowners and police recognized him as someone who frequents the area. 

Daugherty will be charged with a second degree felony, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. 

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