Drug Deal Assault May Have Arson Connection

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Casupang. photo LVMPD

Casupang. photo LVMPD

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Last week, a man was seen throwing something into a home on Briar Creek Lane on the northwest side. Moments later, the house was ablaze. Investigators called it arson.

Now, the fire may have a drug connection.

Police have filed kidnapping and assault charges against a 60 year old man, Gary Casupang. Police say he and a young woman were trying to buy heroin last week when they argued and fought, and he drove off in a car with her infant son. She later caught up with Casup;ang and they fought again. Later that day, fire broke out at the home on Briar Cree–the home of the woman’s mother.

Investigators now say Casupang is now facing possible arson charges.

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