NC Firefighter Pleads Guilty In Arson Case

A volunteer firefighter in North Carolina has pleaded guilty after prosecutors say he burned down a building so he could make extra money.

Daniel Wayne Scott of Chadbourn pleaded guilty Wednesday to aiding and abetting arson. Prosecutors say the 20-year-old entered Carolina Tire Sales through a broken window, used some liquid fire-starter and lit the blaze. Chadbourn is about 50 miles west of Wilmington.

Richard Blake Turner pleaded guilty for his role in the case last year. Michael Cody Clamp pleaded guilty with Scott.

Prosecutors say Scott and Clamp face a maximum of 40 years in prison. Attorneys for the men didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.


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  • by Tommy Location: Great State of NC on Jan 13, 2011 at 06:31 PM
    To Native: Since you want to throw around statistics, heres another one...... 80% of all statistics are created to be in favor of the person writing the review. In others words MOST OF THEM ARE MADE UP! Now I'm not by any means saying what this person has done is right, just that you shouldn't condemn all volunteer Firefighters for this one persons bad judgments. Also by saying "Not trying to start a fight with anyone, just stating fact" doesn't make the Volunteers are inferior pill any easier to swallow.
  • by Humored Location: Greenville on Jan 13, 2011 at 06:58 AM
    I find this to be funny and I'll tell you why....they are going to get up to 40 years in prison for arson, but someone can shoot and kill a person and get WAY less time.....make sense? Nope it sure doesn't.
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Jan 13, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    Another sad fact, according to the NC Forest Service, 60% of woodland arson in NC is set by volunteer firefighters. Not trying to start a fight with anyone, just stating fact. I know that most are good people just trying to give back to the community. This just shows that people are still people no matter what title or position they hold.
  • by WOW on Jan 13, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    That's pathetic !
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