Chocowinity Man Arrested For Setting A House On Fire

Chocowinity Police have arrested a man they say has set a fire to a home in his own neighborhood.
Heavy smoke poured out of a house on Moore Lane in Beaufort County just around 6 yesterday evening.

Firefighters say the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

After interviewing witnesses, officers arrested 64 year old Avery Von Hilton Junior for burning an unoccupied dwelling.
He was placed on a ten thousand dollar bond Saturday and released on a written promise to appear in court on Monday.