Warren Man Accused Of Burning Camp Because He Was Bored
A Warren man is accused of burning down a camp on the St. George River, in the company of two juveniles.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says 20-year-old Thomas Sawyer is charged with arson. He was told of the charges Friday at the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset, where he's currently being held on unrelated burglary charges. Fire investigators say Sawyer and two teenage boys set fire to the seasonal camp of George Gibson from Stoughton, Massachusetts on April 6th. The camp, that had been owned by Gibson's family for years, was destroyed by the fire. The building was located on the Clements Point Road.
Investigators say Clement and the teens, who are 14 and 17-years-old, went to the property in the early morning hours and set the camp on fire. They told investigators that they decided to do it because they were bored. So far, no charges have been filed against the teenagers.
Fire Marshals say they were aided in the investigation by the sheriff's offices in Lincoln and Knox counties.