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Coconut Charlies arson suspect will remain in jail

Posted at 6:48 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 09:19:53-04

PASADENA, Md. — A federal judge ordered a Pasadena man to remain in jail until his trial is over for destroying a popular bar in the area.

Officials said 34-year-old Jamie Clemons was indicted with malicious destruction of property by fire, in connection with the fire of Coconut Charlies in Pasadena, on July 28, 2017. Clemons was arrested on September 11, and had a hearing on Monday.

The judge said Clemons was not a flight risk but did say he may be a risk to the public and therefore said he will remain in jail until the trial.

According to federal prosecutors, evidence was found at the scene. They said it was a work glove with Clemon's DNA and soaked in gas.

If convicted, Clemons faces a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.