Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 | 4:36 p.m.
The man accused of setting fire to a Las Vegas pet shop last month will be returning to Nevada after his arrest last week near Chicago.
Kirk Bills has waived extradition and will be returned to Nevada, according to Beatriz Aguirre, assistant public information officer in the Nevada Attorney General's Office.
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Bills on Friday in Crown Point, Ind., southeast of Chicago.
Authorities say Bills is the alleged co-conspirator in the Jan. 27 fire at the Prince and Princess Pet Shop at 6870 S. Rainbow Boulevard. Twenty-seven puppies locked inside the shop were rescued by responding firefighters.
Bills and Gloria Lee, 35, owner of the pet shop, are charged in Las Vegas Township Justice Court with first-degree arson, conspiracy to commit arson, 27 counts of attempted cruelty to animals, conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary.
Lee remains in the Clark County Detention Center, where her bail is $310,000.
The LVMPD Career Criminal Section, the Clark County Fire Department's Fire Investigation Division, the Clark County District Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms all assisted the FBI in Bills’ arrest.