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On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Elijah Shahid was sentenced to 30 years in prison (all but 10 years suspended) for 1st Degree Arson. He was also sentenced to a concurrent 10 years for an Arson Threat. This will be followed by 5 years of supervised probation.
Mr. Shahid was arrested on July 5, 2013 after igniting a fire at 16312 Pewter Lane, Bowie.
For the original story and arrest, click here.
Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, upon hearing of the sentence, commended his Fire Investigators by saying, "I am proud of the hard work and dedication our personnel from the Department's Office of the Fire Marshal demonstrated in this incident with an arrest, conviction and sentencing. I also want to thank the States Attorney's Office for working with our Fire Investigators in bringing this case to a successful conclusion and lengthy sentence for this heinous crime of Arson."