By CBS Baltimore Staff

DENTON, Md. (WJZ) — A 33-year-old Denton man has been charged with arson after the state fire marshal’s office said he set fire to a car he had crashed while driving with a suspended license.

Nicholas Conner is charged with second-degree arson and malicious burning. The fire marshal’s office said the fire happened in the early morning hours of December 13.

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Credit: Office of the State Fire Marshal

Investigators later determined Conner damaged the 2014 Ford Focus in a single-vehicle crash and then set it on fire to hide the damage, the fire marshal’s office said.

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He faces up to 25 years in prison and/or $35,000 in fines if found guilty.

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CBS Baltimore Staff