ELKTON, Md. (WJZ) — Deputy State Fire Marshals arrested a suspect on Saturday in connection with a lawn fire that happened on the same day in Elkton.
Dustin Miller, 36, is charged with second-degree malicious burning, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property under $1,000 after allegedly setting fire to his significant other’s clothing on the front lawn of their home after a domestic disagreement.READ MORE: Orioles Reach 2-Year Deal With Injured Lefty John Means
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Courtesy: Deputy State Fire Marshals
Singerly Fire Department and Elkton Police were called to a lawn fire at around 2:45 p.m. on the 200 block of Bruce Court where Miller had ignited his partner’s clothing with gasoline and a cigarette lighter.
Fire marshals learned Miller was responsible and arrested him by 5 p.m. that same day.MORE NEWS: ALERT DAY: Extreme Heat & Humidity Creating Potentially Dangerous Conditions
Miller faces a maximum of over six years and/or $6,000 in fines if found guilty of all the charges. He was released on his own recognizance.