Stories tagged with: Newark Arsons

March 2, 2010 - 2:51pm
6 years 25 weeks ago

Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Marcelain says 28-year-old Matthew Craig is incompetent to stand trail.

Craig was accused back in October of setting two fires in Newark and was charged with one count of arson and one count of aggravated arson.

Marcelain says based on evidence that was presented in court, he determined that Craig has a severe mental illness and didn't not understand the charges brought against him. So, Craig will go through treatment for six months...

September 29, 2009 - 9:16pm
6 years 47 weeks ago


Police arrested one person  in connection with the rash of arsons in Newark.

Shane Cartmill of the State Fire Marshall's office said he could not go into detail about the suspect, but he did say the individual arrested could be responsible for multiple fires. At this time charges are pending. According to Cartmill, evidence and tips led to the arrest Tuesday evening.

Cartmill said authorities are still searching for more suspects. In the past three weeks,...

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