Man Accused Of Setting Four Homes On Fire Arrested

A suspect wanted on charges of setting four fires is under arrest Friday.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office say it arrested Marcus Johnson late Friday.

He faces charges of second degree arson, and three counts of felony burning an uninhabited house.

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A suspect is wanted for four arson fires that happened in Martin County, all within a mile of each other.

Marcus Johnson is wanted on one count of felony second degree arson and three counts of felony burning an uninhabited house.

Deputies say recent evidence has led to Johnson as a suspect in the four fires. He has yet to be arrested.

The four fires happened between June 29th, 2008 and September 7th, 2008 in the area of Felton Rogers Mobile Home Park, which is where Johnson lived. Three mobile homes and a modular home were destroyed. Authorities estimate the loss at approximately $200,000.

Sheriff Dan Gibbs asks that anyone having information on Johnson to contact the Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 252-789-4500 or Martin County Crime Stoppers at 252-792-8800.


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  • by just a girl on May 23, 2010 at 05:17 PM
    Lynn isn't missing Marcus. She's missing what Marcus gave her, maybe!
  • by red head girl Location: durham on May 1, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    marcus doesnt need to be in jail the person that set the fires does...i know lyn is hurting and missing him right now. hang in there girl
  • by the one Location: durham on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM
    i knew marcus he was very nice....he doesnt deserve to be in jail
  • by just my opinion on Mar 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM
    No woman is worth going to jail for, especialy one that is there for what they can get out of you. I hope Marcus has learned a lesson from this, mainly who his friends are since one of his friends ratted on him to save his own neck with the law. We all know who he is!
  • by whoever u want me to be on Mar 8, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    Thanks Agree!!! He is one of 3 kids that will suffer. Life is hard enough for kids anyway. I have prayed before that the kids don't suffer.
  • by Agree on Mar 8, 2010 at 07:25 AM
    I agree with whoever u want me to be. Love will make you do crazy things. It's a shame she doesn't love him in return. Some may say she does love him but her actions speak louder than words. They both need help. The one I feel sorry for is their little boy having to grow up with this hanging over his head...a life of crime and drug addicted parents...people will not forget and he will pay years later. May God take care of this child and provide him with a normal family life.
  • by Friend of a friend of a friend of a friend on Mar 7, 2010 at 08:18 PM
    The insurance thing sounds accurate!!!!!!!!!!
  • by whoever u want me to be on Mar 7, 2010 at 08:11 PM
    I kind of feel bad for marcus. He is in love with a woman that he can not trust. It is not what he wanted for his family, but this is what it came down to. Why? He feels that he has to watch her every move, because he never knows when she is going to leave to go back to Gray or play with a friend that comes over to visit(or what ever they are coming over for). He is soooo in love with a little girl that he can't trust that it has pushed him to the extreme. Love can make you do crazy things. Especially when the one that you love needs a fix.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    Dag I thought you would have something to say about my comment>> WITN I love you even if no one else does.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 at 08:21 PM
    So funny, this is what you get for being a DA!! Think you are Mr. Biggy, with little ole ugly face and body if you ask me!! They need to get you for dealing drugs, not just starting houses on fire. Me and my man think you look quite nice on the front of the news channel, should have went there a couple of years back.
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