Pond Inlet man charged with arson
Twenty-five-year-old to appear in court on July 27
A 25-year-old Pond Inlet man has been arrested and charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a residence on July 1.
Called to the residence for a disturbance call, the Pond Inlet RCMP’s initial investigation indicated that an assault had occurred and that the suspect was still inside the residence.
While gathering additional information, the officers heard a loud noise and banging coming from the residence followed by smoke and fire as the suspect fled.
The Pond Inlet Fire Department was called and was able to extinguish the fire and save the residence.
Officers then located and arrested the suspect, who has since been released from custody and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on July 27.