October 29, 2012

USM student charged with setting fire in Gorham dorm

By John Richardson jrichardson@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

GORHAM — A 20-year-old University of Southern Maine student has been charged with setting fires in his dormitory in Gorham Monday morning.

Jordan D. Maroon, a junior from Winslow, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with three counts of arson, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office. He was being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

The fires were reported to university police at about 4:30 a.m. Maroon is accused of starting a fire in a first-floor trash can by the main entrance of Philipi Hall, and setting fire to two posters inside the building.  No one was injured. The dorm houses about 200 students.

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