Lawrence man faces charges after burning down a tipi

LAWRENCE, Kan – A Lawrence, Kansas man faces charges of Criminal Trespassing and Arson after allegedly setting fire to a tipi built in honor of the 2020 Haskell Indian Nations University graduating class.

32-year-old Ryan Adam Simpson was arrested Thursday.

The Lawrence Douglas County Fire Department says the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are helping with the investigation.