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Man arrested after setting fire to significant other's clothing

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 08:21:44-04

ELKTON, Md. — A man was arrested on Saturday after setting fire to his significant other's clothing on their front lawn following a disagreement.

Deputy State Fire Marshals said 36-year-old Dustin Miller has been charged with second-degree malicious burning, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property under $1,000.

Officials responded to the lawn fire just before 3 p.m. on Saturday to the area of 200 Bruce Court and found that Miller had ignited his partner's clothing with gasoline and a cigarette lighter. Fire Marshals found that he was responsible for the fire.

Miller faces a maximum of more than six years in prison and/or $6,000 in fines if found guilty of all the charges in question. He is currently released on his own recognizance.