Three Charged in $700K Maryland Arson

January 22, 2009

Police in Pocomoke City, Maryland have made three arrests in connection with an October fire that caused more than $700,000 damage to a municipal building.

Twenty-two-year-old Nicholas Depaolis, his 19-year-old brother Matthew and 19-year-old Charles Furst are each charged with second-degree arson and multiple burglary and theft counts.

All three men are from Pocomoke City and were arrested Tuesday. Police say the suspects are charged in the fire on Oct. 5 that ruined the Public Works Department maintenance facility on 7th Street.

The fire destroyed tools, mowers and a $100,000 street sweeper.

Information from: WBOC-TV

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