Maurice D. McPherson arrested, charged with arson in Capitol Heights fire
A suspect in Tuesday's house fire in Capitol Heights has been arrested and charged with arson, police say.
Prince George's County Fire investigators arrested 28-year-old Maurice D. McPherson and charged him with four felonies and a misdemeanor, including charges of first and second-degree arson, first-degree assault, malicious burning and reckless endangerment.
McPherson was charged in connection with two fires, the most notable being one at a house on the 1400 block of Early Oaks Lane which caused five injuries and $250,000 worth of damage. The second fire, set on a porch in the 1200 block of Farmingdale Avenue, caused $500 in damage.
He was charged and transported to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro. Additional charges could be brought pending further investigation.
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