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Man pleads guilty in Vegas autism center arson

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting fire at a Las Vegas autism learning facility.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden, 24-year-old Samuel Powers agreed to plead guilty to a count of arson and a count of possession of unregistered firearms.

The charges are in connection to an April 15 incident in which several commercial businesses at 7055 Windy St. caught fire. Citing a plea agreement, Bogden's office said Powers forced his way into the Sport Social facility with three Molotov cocktails and a gasoline container.

Powers drenched the business in gasoline lit multiple fires, eventually causing at least $50,000 in damage, Bogden's office said.

Sentencing for Powers was scheduled for Nov. 1. Powers is expected to get 10 years in prison as part of a binding plea agreement between prosecutors and the defendant.

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