Former Md. Deputy to Serve Home Detention for Arson

January 18, 2008

A former Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy will avoid jail time for setting fire to his girlfriend’s sport utility vehicle in alleged insurance scheme.

Thirty-eight-year-old Theodore Randolph Dorsey of Knoxville, Md. was given a suspended sentence Wednesday for his conviction on a charge of second-degree arson. He was ordered to serve six months on home detention, two years probation and must pay a $1,000 fine.

Dorsey was arrested in September 2006 while he was a sergeant with the sheriff’s office. He was suspended without pay.

Prosecutors say Dorsey set fire to the vehicle with the intention of using the insurance payment to buy another vehicle.

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