Wanted man ar­rested by U.S. Mar­shals

Re­port­edly set home on fire with his fam­ily in­side

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

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.

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