BAZETTA, Ohio (WKBN) – The suspect in the Howland laundromat arson was arrested Sunday afternoon after weeks of searching.

Michael D. Robinson, 38, was booked into the Trumbull County Jail in connection to the suspected arson at Mayfair Laundromat on Elm Road in late July, according to court documents.

Investigators say the fire originated in the area of a coin gaming machine. According to police, Robinson was the last person near that machine prior to the fire.

The Howland fire department estimates the damage to the laundromat to be over $1.5 million.

Bazetta police arrested Robinson around 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Bazetta Township Walmart. Walmart employees accused Robinson of walking out of the store with a cart full of $1,342 worth of merchandise, according to a police report.

Robinson is charged with arson.

Robinson pleaded not guilty to the arson charge in court Monday. He is to be held without bond, as he is a flight risk, according to court documents.

He will be back in court Thursday.