Hampden Man Charged with Attempted Murder for French Street Fire
A Hampden man faces charges for allegedly throwing a flaming bottle at a Bangor apartment house.
Sunil Jones, 18, is charged with arson and attempted murder for a fire at 208 French Street, on the evening of January 13. Fire crews found a bottle, believed to be filled with some sort of accelerant, that had been thrown at a window in the apartment building. The outside casing had fire damage as a result of the bottle hitting the window. There are no reports of any injuries, as a result of the incident.
The State Fire Marshal's Office and Bangor Police Department conducted a joint investigation, assisted by members of the Hampden Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and members of the U.S. Bureaus of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The agencies determined that a total of two bottles had been thrown at the building.
Jones was arrested on January 21 and taken into custody at the Fire Marshal's Office in Bangor. He was transported to the Penobscot County Jail.