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

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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.

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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.


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