ENTERPRISE — An Enterprise man has been arrested for burglarizing a popular steakhouse before setting it ablaze.
Paul Anthony Wilson, 54, is being charged with second-degree arson and third-degree burglary.
Enterprise police arrested Wilson at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with the help of the State Fire Marshal's Office, which assisted in the arson investigation.
A fire ravaged the Santa Fe Cattle Company restaurant early Tuesday morning. Officials investigated the incident as an arson case after discovering the business was burglarized prior to the fire.
It is unclear at this time Wilson's motive for starting the fire that caused significant damage to the restaurant.
Wilson has been transported to the Coffee County Jail.
"Surveillance footage shows an individual wearing a gray hoodie breaking into the business and stealing money," an Enterprise Police Department press release stated.
EPD Detectives and Alabama State Fire Marshals will be conducting a joint criminal investigation for arson.
EPD's Criminal Investigations Division requests anyone with additional information regarding this crime to contact (334) 347-2222 or leave a tip at enterprisepd.com.
Around 2:30 a.m., Enterprise Fire and Rescue and Enterprise police were dispatched to a report of a fire at Santa Fe Cattle Company. When units first arrived, smoke and flames were visible.
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