- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

STONINGTON, Maine (AP) - Investigators with the Maine State Fire Marshal’s office say a Deer Isle man set the fire that destroyed a house in Stonington in 2014.

Officials have charged 47-year-old David Smith with arson and aggravated criminal mischief. He was arrested Friday and is scheduled to appear in court in Ellsworth next month.

Authorities say Smith set the fire that destroyed a house owned by Michael Hutchinson, who lives next door to the scene of the Nov. 15, 2014 fire at 25 Sunset Drive. Officials say Hutchinson had hired Smith to clean out the house, which he intended to raze.

Two phone numbers listed to Smith were not in service. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide