CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) - Deputies say a man has been arrested for setting his neighbor's home on fire in Camden County Thursday afternoon.
According to Tony Perry with the Camden County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to a house fire just after 1 p.m. at 170 Seymour Lane. Its occupants were not home at the time. One firefighter suffered a possible fractured ankle.
Perry said evidence gathered at the scene indicated the fire was intentionally set.
John Wright Midgette, 57, of 167 Seymour Lane in Camden County was later arrested and charged with second degree arson, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony arson resulting in serious injury to firefighter.
Perry said the incident was not random and a motive is known, but not being released.
He was placed on a $100,000 bond and jailed. Midgette is due back in court Monday.
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