Waukegan man charged in Canada with setting fatal fire

October 18, 2011 3:11:14 PM PDT
A former Waukegan mayoral candidate has been charged with arson and murder in Canada.

Gregory Flesher is accused of setting fires in Waukegan and in Canada.

A Canadian arrest warrant has been issued for Flesher. He remains in the Lake County Jail in connection with a May 4 fire in Waukegan.

Flesher is facing second degree murder charges and arson charges for a May 19 fire in Canada that killed a 48-year-old woman.

Canadian officials say they will not arrest Flesher until his Lake County case is over.