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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Arrest Made in Vehicle Arson

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Prince George’s County Fire Investigators arrested an individual today, Thursday, March 13, 2014, and charged him with the crime of Arson.  Fire Investigators obtained a warrant for Marcus Anthony Jackson, 27 years of age, of Washington, DC.  The warrant charges him with Arson in the 2nd Degree and Malicious Burning with intent to Commit Fraud.  These charges stem from a fire involving Jackson's vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Charger, that he is alleged to have set on fire January 23, 2014, at about 11:45 pm.  The incident occurred in the 1200 block of Farmingdale Road in Capitol Heights, MD.

Jackson reported the vehicle stolen in the District of Columbia and filed a claim with his insurance company.

At approximately 1200 pm today, Marcus Anthony Jackson turned himself in to Investigators from the Prince George’s County, Office of the Fire Marshal.  He was processed at the District I processing facility, Hyattsville,and is currently awaiting a bond review hearing in front of a District Court Commissioner.

Jackson is a Firefighter with the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department assigned to Engine 4.

2nd Degree Arson, a Felony, is punishable by up to 20 years in jail and/or $30,000 in fines and penalties.

Malicious Burning/Fraud, a Misdemeanor, is punishable by up to 5 years in jail and/or $5,000 in fines and penalties.

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