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Md. man wanted in burning attack caught in Arkansas

A Frederick man wanted for allegedly dousing a man with gasoline and setting him on fire was caught by police on Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark., authorities said.

Joshua J. Mashburn, 26, was wanted by the Frederick County Bureau of Investigations following a Dec. 5 incident in which authorities say he went to the Frederick home of a 48-year-old male acquaintance around 4 a.m., doused the man with gasoline, and set the man on fire.

On Wednesday, according to an FCBI press release, Mashburn was caught in Arkansas.

He fled the scene of the fire on the 5800 block of Oleander Place in his burgundy van, authorities said; it was unknown at the time of the incident in which direction he fled, they said.

Mashburn was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, burglary and reckless endangerment.

Authorities are now working to extradict him back to Frederick.

-- David P. Marino-Nachison

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 9, 2009; 4:39 PM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , David P. Marino-Nachison , Fires & Fire Safety , Maryland , Updates  
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