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Man Charged With Arson After Burning Down Homeless Person's Tent

June 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Hagerstown fire officials arrested and charged a 31-year-old man with arson after he allegedly burned down a homeless person's makeshift tent.

(WJZ)  — Hagerstown deputies arrested and charged a 31-year-old man with arson after he allegedly burned down a homeless person’s makeshift tent.

Justin Lee Clark has been charged with first-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning, malicious destruction of property over $1,000 and theft. READ MORE: Democrat Wes Moore Announces Campaign For Maryland GovernorFire officials responded to the 1700 block of Massey Boulevard shortly before 3:30 p. m. on May 28 for a reported fire behind a tractor supply store.

Investigators obtained security footage in the area and learned that Clark purchased a gas can and a small amount of gas before walking towards the area of the fire. READ MORE: Baltimore Police Continue Search For Suspects in Linked Fells Point ShootingsClark was positively identified during the investigation and was arrested without incident on June 4.

Everyone deserves to enjoy the same peace and tranquility that we all expect when we go home,” Geraci stated.

Clark is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center. MORE NEWS: Marylanders Frustrated About Unemployment Benefits Ending, Issues Filing Claims

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