FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County authorities have charged a Jefferson man with arson.

 

Sheriff’s Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said Thursday David Knight, 26, is charged with second-degree arson and malicious burning of a shed in the 3800-block of Jefferson Pike on Aug. 9.

 

She says investigators have linked him to three similar fires in the area since March 19. Charges are pending in those cases.

 

Bailey says the four fires did about $10,000 worth of damage.

 

She says investigators don’t believe Knight is connected to a recent series of house fires in the city of Frederick.

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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