After admitting to lighting his dad's boat on fire, man arrested on arson charge

Man sets fire to father's boat
Man sets fire to father's boat
Posted at 10:34 AM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 10:34:40-04

An Eastern Shore man has been arrested for arson after admitting he set his father's boat on fire.

Just after 7:30 p.m. Monday, firefighters were called to 15190 Drapers Mill Road in Goldsboro, Caroline County. There, they found a 25-foot Sea Ray boat on fire.

According to investigators with the State Fire Marshal's office, Brian T. Smith lit the boat on fire and then told his father about it.

Smith admitted to setting the fire and was taken into custody at the scene. He faces a host of charges including arson and malicious destruction of property. If convicted on all charges, Smith could spend more than 20 years in prison.