SALISBURY, Md.- A Salisbury man is facing arson and related charges following accusations that he set another man's pickup truck on fire.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said that on Thursday an arrest warrant was served on 56-year-old Robert Joseph Coombs Jr., who was already being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center on unrelated charges.
According to investigators, Coombs set fire to a 1991 GMC Sierra 3500 pickup truck on the evening of Oct. 27. The blaze caused an estimated $1,500 in damage to the vehicle.
The incident allegedly occurred in the 28200 block of Stanford Road in Eden. Deputy State Fire Marshals said they determined Coombs set fire to the interior and exterior of the truck as a result of a financial dispute between himself and the pickup's owner.
Coombs is facing charges of second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and malicious destruction of property- value of $500 or more.
Coombs is also facing unrelated burglary charges from the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office.
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