Onslow County Vehicle Arson

Someone torched a vehicle in Onslow County overnight, say lawmen.

Sheriff Ed Brown tells WITN between midnight and daybreak, a vehicle was set on fire off Highway 50 between Maple Hill and Holly Ridge.

No one was in the vehicle at the time of the fire. The vehicle has been moved to a garage for further inspection.

No word on any suspects.


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  • by Happened to us also Location: Craven co on Dec 24, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    We had the same thing happen 1 month ago! We had a 2011 car that we just got that was set on fire! We were sleep in the house! It also burnt a section of our building! Our car was never taken anywhere our car is still n the same spot!!! People are that mean to set something they don't own or pay for on fire we have been there & are still going they it!!!
  • by 40some on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:19 PM
    Used in a crime or someone was tired of paying payments. There may be a murder vic out there somewhere in the woods.
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      by Yup! on Dec 23, 2011 at 09:29 PM in reply to 40some
      This use to happen a lot, years ago. An easy way to get out of paying for a lemon you don't want anymore. I don't know if they changed the laws about stolen/burned up cars. Maybe it's not so easy now, what with all the forensics and other evidence gathering techniques they have nowadays.
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        by Mike on Dec 24, 2011 at 07:10 AM in reply to Yup!
        I saw that episode. Lenny Briscoe called the CSI guys and they towed it to the garage pulled latent prints and by the end of the hour the guy was in sing sing.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Dec 23, 2011 at 08:58 AM
    This is likened to receiving a wrapped "dead fish" in your store.
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