Salisbury Woman Arrested for Arson - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Salisbury Woman Arrested for Arson

Posted:

SALISBURY, Md.- Deputy Maryland State Fire Marshals have arrested a 58-year-old Salisbury woman accused of intentionally setting fire to her home.

Debra Baldwin was taken into custody at her home on Monday afternoon and charged with first-degree arson and first-degree malicious burning.

Investigators said Baldwin's arrest stemmed from a Sunday night fire that she set in the first floor master bedroom of her one-and-a-half story home on the 400 block of South Park Drive.

Baldwin received second-degree burns to both hands after she allegedly used an ignitable liquid to start the fire, authorities said. She was taken to Peninsula Regional medical Center in Salisbury where she was treated and released.

Damage to the structure and its contents was estimated at $1,500. Approximately 15
firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Department responded to the scene and contained the
small fire within three minutes.

Following her arrest, Baldwin was ordered held in the Wicomico County Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bond. If convicted of the aforementioned charges, Baldwin faces penalties of up to 35 years imprisonment or $55,000 in fines or both. 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Suspicious Letters sent to Ocean City businesses

    Suspicious Letters sent to Ocean City businesses

    09/19/2017 19:13:00 -04:002017-09-19 23:13:00 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:21:49 GMT
    The Fire Marshal’s Office is advising Ocean City business owners to be on the lookout for strange handwritten letters. The town says some of the strange letters were arson threats.More
    The Fire Marshal’s Office is advising Ocean City business owners to be on the lookout for strange handwritten letters. The town says some of the strange letters were arson threats.More
  • Ocean City Pounded by Heavy Winds and Rain

    Ocean City Pounded by Heavy Winds and Rain

    09/19/2017 17:24:00 -04:002017-09-19 21:24:00 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:33:07 GMT
    Ocean City was pounded by heavy winds and rain Tuesday, as Hurricane Jose moved past Delmarva's coast.More
    Ocean City was pounded by heavy winds and rain Tuesday, as Hurricane Jose moved past Delmarva's coast.More
  • Salisbury Bypass Construction Remains on Schedule

    Salisbury Bypass Construction Remains on Schedule

    09/19/2017 17:22:00 -04:002017-09-19 21:22:00 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:24:53 GMT
    Aerial view of bypass bridge repair project.  (Photo: WBOC)Aerial view of bypass bridge repair project. (Photo: WBOC)
    Drivers headed south on Route 13 have experienced new traffic delays over the summer.More
    Drivers headed south on Route 13 have experienced new traffic delays over the summer. Starting in June, the Maryland State Highway Administration closed off the southbound ramp of the Salisbury bypass.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices