A person they are calling a serial arsonist has been taken into custody in Barton County. Authorities say late last Sunday afternoon, 911 calls began coming in there about hay bales on fire… all within 45 minutes of each other. Some witnesses reported seeing a silver Chevrolet four-door at all the locations, and in at least one instance, a suspect was actually seen setting a fire. All of the fires were set East of US 281 Highway between Ellinwood and Great Bend. Police eventually saw a vehicle matching the description on a rural road traveling towards the City of Ellinwood at a high rate of speed. Deputies pulled it over, and inside that vehicle they found accelerants and a fireplace lighter. 18-year-old Gunner Mayhugh of Great Bend was arrested, and is now facing five counts of arson. He is behind bars now, being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond on each count. The investigation meanwhile continues, and authorities say more arrests may be pending, as they believe others may have been involved.