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Lawrenceville man charged with setting fire to gazebo

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man was charged with arson Saturday after fire investigators said he set fire to a gazebo in his townhome community.

Hyon Hyok Yi, 20, was reportedly seen leaving the gazebo at the Garrison Square Townhomes at 801 Old Peachtree Road Lawrenceville Saturday. After setting a fire that caused "minimal damage," he admitted the crime to fire investigators, Gwinnett County fire department spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said."(Yi) reportedly admitted to authorities that he used a lighter and paper to ignite the shrubs and a wooden pillar to the gazebo," Rutledge said.

Yi was taken to Gwinnett County Jail Saturday and charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony. Jail records show he was released Sunday on $1,300 bond.