Wanted man arrested by U.S. Marshals
Reportedly set home on fire with his family inside
Authorities say they have apprehended a Wal- dorf man who had fled the state after allegedly setting his home on fire two weeks ago while his wife and children were still inside.
Charged with attempt- ed murder and arson, Eric White, 40, was locat- ed at his parent’s house in Hickory, N.C., and arrested by the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force and fire marshals on Tuesday, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office announced. Investigators believe White started the fire intentionally following a domestic dispute.
Around 6:57 a.m. on Dec. 15, 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, according to a previous report. Fire marshals estimate that the fire caused $35,000 in damages. The occupants were displaced and are being assisted by family and friends.
With bond set at $500,000, White remains in custody at the Catawba County Detention Center in North Carolina and awaits extradition to Charles County.