Guilty plea for firefighter who set fire
A volunteer firefighter in Riverdale has pleaded guilty to setting a a building on fire in 2008.
Forty-six-year-old Jerome Engle of Bowie pleaded guilty to second-degree arson. The state's attorney will seek $200,000 in restitution at a sentencing hearing on July 1.
Engle was a longtime member of the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department. He and fellow firefighter James Martinez of Damascus were indicted in November in a fire set at a building in Riverdale.
Martinez's trial is set for July 22.
Prince George's County Fire Chief Eugene Jones called the crime a heinous act.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| June 22, 2010; 3:53 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland | Tags: firefighter, riverdale
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