Arson Suspect Arrested by Fire Investigators

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930     @PGFDPIO

Prince George’s County Fire Investigators have arrested a suspect charged with 3 Felony counts related to a set fire.  On December 13, 2013, Fire Investigators arrested Louise Blount, 59 years of age, of no fixed address.  She is charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson and Malicious Burning.  These charges stem from a fire that occurred on November 7, 2013, inside an apartment building in the 2100 block of Alice Avenue in Oxon Hill.

Arson in the 1st Degree is a Felony and punishable by up to 30 years in jail.
Arson in the 2nd Degree is a Felony and punishable up to 20 years in jail.
Malicious Burning 1st Degree is a Felony punishable by up to 5 years in jail.

Blount is currently incarcerated at the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro on a $100,000 bond.