Man charged with felony arson after Camden County firefighter is injured putting out flames
John Wright Midgette
Camden County, N.C.- John Wright Midgette, 55, is facing charges after officials say he intentionally set fire to a home on Seymour Lane on Thursday. A volunteer firefighter was transported to the hospital for a possible fractured ankle while trying to put out the flames.
Midgette has been charged with felony second-degree arson, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony arson resulting in serious injury to a firefighter.
When crews arrived on the scene, they say the fire had engulfed the back of the house.
Midgette was arrested on Thursday night after officials say they found evidence at the scene indicating that the fire was intentionally set.
No one was in the home at the time. The person who lived there is getting assistance from the Red Cross.
Midgette has now been placed on a $100, 000 secured bond and was transported to Albemarle District Jail.
He will appear in court next week.
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