Man Accused Of Setting Family House On Fire

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) — Pocomoke City police have arrested a man they say set his house on fire while his family slept inside.

Twenty-one-year-old Marguees Wise was charged Monday with arson and attempted murder. He is being held without bond.

Officers say on Sunday, Wise lit a fuel-soaked rag and left it in the house. Police say when the smoke alarm went off, Wise’s mother saw 3-foot flames on a bannister.

Police tell the Daily Times of Salisbury say Wise’s stepfather kicked the flaming rag into the yard.

Wise was arrested nearby.
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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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