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Salisbury teen facing multiple arson charges from three incidents

Posted at 6:48 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 18:49:00-04

SALISBURY, Md. — A Salisbury teen is facing multiple arson charges from three separate incidents this year.

According to police, the first occurred at 4:44 PM on April 14 in the 1000 block of Roger Street in the city of Salisbury when a blaze in a single family house there was determined to be arson and caused $2500.00 in damages.

The second occurred on the morning of August 10 in an apartment on Second Street also in the city of Salisbury. The Salisbury Police Department responded and took a report of destruction of property at the address. Further investigation resulted in the discovery of an attempted arson at the structure.

The third incident was a day later in the same apartment, police say this arson caused approximately $30,000.00 in damages.

The 14-year-old has been charged with two counts of Arson in the 1st Degree, two counts of Malicious Burning in the 1st Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property over $1000.00 as well as Attempted Arson.

After Deputy State Fire Marshals located the juvenile and made him aware of the charges, the juvenile was released to the custody of their parents.

All information will be sent to the Department of Juvenile Services for appropriate court action.

The maximum penalty for all of these charges combined is 103 years imprisonment and/or $162,500.00 in fines.