Kansas man charged with arson after tipi set on fire at university 05/19/2020 10:30 am PDT Comments Douglas County via WDAF: LAWRENCE, Kan. (WDAF) -- A Kansas man was charged Friday, May 15 in connection with a fire that damaged a ceremonial tipi at Haskell Indian Nations University. Thirty-two-year-old Ryan Adam Sekayouma Simpson, of Lawrence, was charged with arson, a felony, and two counts of misdemeanor criminal trespassing, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The Journal-World reports jail records list Simpson as American Indian. It was not immediately known whether Simpson was a current or former student of Haskell. The tipi, which was built to honor the 2020 graduating class at Haskell, was destroyed by fire early on May 9 at the school's campus in Lawrence. MORE: Lawrence man charged in fire that destroyed Haskell tipi; recent graduate says 'this doesn't define us' - Lawrence Journal-World Man charged with tipi arson in Lawrence is Native American, sheriff's office says - WDAF #Arson #Kansas #Trespassing #WDAF Related Stories 13-year-olds charged in fire that killed firefighter at library South Carolina mom accused of setting car on fire with toddler inside Louisiana woman accused of setting fire to home with 3 kids inside Firefighter's body found in burned library; fire allegedly started by teens Man killed in blaze started by thrown hand-sanitizer bottle: Police Memphis man sets house on fire after being told to leave, police say Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.