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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 60 years for Attempted Murder, Arson

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Brandon Corey Jackson, 35 Brandon Corey Jackson, 35
SALISBURY, Md. (WBOC) - A Salisbury man is sentenced to sixty years in prison for attempted murder and arson after prosecutors say he attempted to set an apartment building on fire last May.

Brandon Corey Jackson, 35, was sentenced Friday to 60 years in the Division of Corrections. 

According to court records, on November 19, Jackson was convicted of four counts of first-degree attempted murder, twelve counts of attempted first-degree arson, and multiple other related charges.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on May 3, 2014 at Pemberton Apartments on Fairground Drive in Salisbury, according to records. Police say at midnight on that day, Jackson got into an argument with a resident of building 1018.  When officers arrived around 1:40 a.m., they met with the person who called in the complaint. Police said that person told them Jackson threatened to shoot two juveniles. The person said Jackson had left the area in a vehicle.

Around 2:40 a.m., that person contacted police again and said Jackson had returned to the complex. When officers returned to the area, they found Jackson in the parking lot. Police said he was hiding a bottle of lighter fluid in his waistband and there was also a lighter on the ground. 

Police said Jackson sprayed the lighter fluid throughout the entire interior of the building, as well as the front walkway. They said he also covered each individual door, doormat, and stairwell in the building.  As police arrived, they said Jackson was attempting to light the end of the trail of lighter fluid. They stopped him and took him into custody.

According to police, there were 18 residents inside the apartment building at the time of the incident and no one was injured. The Salisbury Fire Department responded and crews cleaned the area contaminated with the lighter fluid. 

According to Wicomico County State's Attorney Matt Maciarello, Jackson will still face possible violation of probation sentences in Baltimore City.
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