The Dover Police Department arrested a suspect in the July 10 fire at the Target store.
The store remains closed. after the fire caused $3 million to $4 million in damage to merchandise.
Following the collection and examination of in-store surveillance footage and physical evidence, Desmond Smith, 26, was identified as the suspect in the arson.
Smith is accused of setting the fire as a diversion to steal a cart full of merchandise from the business.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Smith and executed a search warrant at his residence in the 900 Block of Whatcoat Drive, Dover, Monday.
Smith was taken into custody without incident and was later committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $137,000 cash bond after being arraigned on the following offenses:
- -Arson 1st Degree
- Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (19x)
- Criminal Mischief $5,000 or Greater
- Shoplifting Under $1,500
- Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony