2nd puppy shop arson defendant returned to Vegas

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Updated: 2/20 10:17 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man accused of trying to burn a pet shop where 27 puppies were rescued last month has been returned in custody to Las Vegas to face arson and other charges.

Las Vegas police say 27-year-old Kirk Bills was booked Wednesday into the Clark County jail to await a Friday appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Bills had been held in an Indiana jail after his arrest Feb. 7 in Crown Point, Ind.

Bills and store owner Gloria Eun Hye Lee face felony and misdemeanor arson, conspiracy, burglary and attempted animal cruelty charges in the Jan. 27 fire at Lee's Prince and Princess pet shop.

Sprinklers quelled flames until Clark County firefighters arrived and rescued the puppies from their cages.

The dogs are being kept at a local animal shelter.

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