Suspected Arsonist Turns Himself In to Authorities

Published 12/10 2013 10:18PM

Updated 12/10 2013 11:30PM

Hagerstown, MD - Officials with the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office say a man suspected of setting a Habitat for Humanity house on fire last week turned himself in at the Washington County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon.

Donathon Dowayne Cooper has been charged with first and second degree arson, second degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment, malicious burning and malicious destruction of property.   Officials had issued a warrant for his arrest last week. 

Investigators believe Cooper set two fires inside the house on York Road last Tuesday following an altercation at the home.  The fire caused $70,000 in damages, and the house is considered a total loss.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents of that home.

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