Wal­dorf man wanted af­ter al­legedly set­ting home on fire with wife, chil­dren in­side

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By ANDREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

Po­lice are ac­tively search­ing for a Wal­dorf man af­ter he re­port­edly set fire to his home while his wife and chil­dren were in­side, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal.

Eric White, 40, has been charged with at­tempted mur­der and ar­son for re­port­edly set­ting the fire in­ten­tion­ally Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter a do­mes­tic dis­pute, author­i­ties say.

Around 6:57 a.m., fire­fight­ers from the Wal­dorf vol­un­teer fire depart­ment and the sur­round­ing area re­sponded to the two-story house lo­cated in the 6700 block of Coati Court af­ter the oc­cu­pants heard loud noises com­ing from the first floor, the re­lease states. Fire mar­shals es­ti­mate that the fire caused $35,000 in dam­ages. The oc­cu­pants have been dis­placed and are be­ing as­sisted by fam­ily and friends.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion in re­fer- ence to this fire or the where­abouts of Eric White are asked to call the State Fire Mar­shal’s Of­fice at 443-550-6820 or the Mary­land State Po­lice at 301392-1200.

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Eric White, 40, has been charged with at­tempted mur­der and ar­son for re­port­edly set­ting the fire in­ten­tion­ally Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter a do­mes­tic dis­pute, author­i­ties say.

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