Old Town Man Charged with Arson for Fire at Penobscot Nation
An Old Town man is accused of setting a fire at his home in the Penobscot Nation.
Joshua Francis, 31, is charged with arson.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the Old Town Fire Department responded to a fire at 5 Olamon Lane on Monday, August 16. Fire officials called in the State Fire Marshal's Office investigators to look into how the blaze started. Information and evidence gathered at the scene established to investigators that the fire was intentionally set.
As the investigation continued, an arrest warrant was issued for Francis, who was living at the Olamon Lane residence at the time of the fire. He was arrested by the State Fire Marshal's Office on Tuesday, September 7, near Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.
Francis was taken to the Penobscot County Jail. There's no information about an alleged motive behind the fire.