- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) - The Maine fire marshal’s office has arrested three men in connection with a fire two years ago that destroyed a Waldoboro boathouse and a 36-foot lobster boat that was inside.

Investigators from the fire marshal’s office and Maine Marine Patrol conducted dozens of interviews, served search warrants and collected evidence over a two-year period before going to a grand jury last week.

Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said a “dispute among fishermen” led to the arson fire.

Arrested were three fishermen: 39-year-old James Simmons of Friendship; 30-year-old Frederick Campbell of Friendship and 36-year-old Jeffrey Luce of Whitefield. Officials say Luce was already held on unrelated charges. Simmons was released from jail Friday on $50,000 bail while Campbell remained jailed. It was unknown if they’d hired lawyers.

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