Police: Fugitive Allegedly Set Fire To New Hampshire Home He Robbed
A transient man is being charged with allegedly setting fire to a Somersworth home that he previously stole from, according to police.
According to a press release, police believe a fire at 28 Tate's Brook Road in Somersworth on January 19 had been intentionally set. The home, described as a single-family occupied residence, also had various items stolen from it, per police.
Darien Young, 27, was arrested by police on Friday as a result of the investigation, the release said. Young was charged with arson of an occupied structure and burglary, both Class-A felony charges, as well as possession of Methamphetamine.
Police said there were no injuries as a result of the fire to the home, which is currently uninhabitable.
Young is the same individual arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Dover on Thursday. Young was charged with the aforementioned crimes while being held at the Strafford County House of Corrections, police said, before being arraigned on Monday at Strafford County Superior Court.
He is now being held on preventative detention pending a future court date, the release said.
Police are encouraging anyone with information on this case to call the Somersworth Police Department at 603-692-3131, their Anonymous Crimeline at 692-9111, or they may leave an anonymous tip through the website. The Somersworth Police Department was assisted by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Somersworth Fire Department and the New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s Office.