CHESTERTOWN, Md. — A second suspect wanted after he and another man threw a Molotov cocktail at a Chestertown home with a family of five inside has turned himself in.
37-year-old Edward C. Gaines III was arrested on 18 charges, including Attempted Arson 1st Degree, five counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, five counts of Conspiracy of Attempted First Degree Murder, one count of Manufacturing and Possession of a Destructive Device, and five counts of Reckless Endangerment.
Gaines turned himself into the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office early Tuesday morning, and troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Centreville barrack took him into custody.
Gaines is currently being held without bond at the Queen Anne's County Detention Center.
37-year-old Mardell L. Adkins was also arrested on the same 18 charges.
Adkins turned himself in on October 15 and continues to be held without bond at Queen Anne's County Detention Center.
On October 7, at about 1:30 a.m, Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office responded to the 300 block of Fairview Drive in Chestertown for a reported Molotov cocktail thrown inside a home.
A family of five was inside when the suspects threw a Molotov cocktail at the second-story window of the home.
The Molotov cocktail construction did not function properly and failed to cause structural damage.