Man charged with arson threat
BEL AIR — An Elkton man who allegedly sent text messages to his mother threatening to burn down her house with her inside has been with charged with arson threat and telephone misuse, according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
We s l e y Austin Jones, 21, turned himself into authorities at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, Del., Monday morning. He is currently free on personal recognizance.
“We don’t know why he went there,” said Dep. State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire. “It’s where he ended up.”
According to Alkire, there was a summons issued for Jones in April after the March 9 incident in which Jones is accused of threatening his mother both verbally and through text messaging.
“It was initially a summons, but when we could not contact him it turned
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