CROWN POINT, Ind. — Kirk Bills, the second suspect being sought in the torching of the Prince and Princess Puppy Boutique has been apprehended.
Bills, 27, who was born in Chicago, was arrested Friday evening in Crown Point, Ind., and will be extradited to Las Vegas.
The pet shop, located on Rainbow Boulevard, was set ablaze on Jan. 27.
Gloria Lee, the business owner, has already been arrested in connection with the blaze.
As part of the police investigation into the fire, authorities located surveillance footage that showed Lee letting Bills into the pet shop on the day of the fire.
Lee was observed carrying files out of the business and Bills was observed splashing kerosene inside the business.
Twenty-seven puppies were inside the Prince and Princess Puppy Boutique and kerosene was splashed on the cages housing the puppies.
Fortunately, the sprinkler system was activated by the fire and all of the puppies were rescued.
After Lee was arrested, her bail was set a low level and she was released on house arrest, sparking outrage within the community.
At a subsequent court appearance, additional charges were added and Lee’s bail was increased to $320,000.
She is being held at the CCDC and faces 31 counts of arson, burglary and cruelty to animal charges.
Bills had been on the run since the incident and a felony warrant had been issued.
The Henderson, Nev. resident was known within the local Las Vegas boxing scene and on Jan. 24, made his professional debut for Golden Boy Promotions at a match in California against Jesus Delgado.
He faces the same charges as Lee.
The puppies are in good health and are being housed at the Lied Animal Shelter in Las Vegas.