Pa. man charged with burning his home
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg man was arrested Thursday in connection with a fire that destroyed his home, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Skip Sydnor.
Thomas Dale Metcalf, 44, of 14291 Fort Loudon Road, was charged with arson in the fire that broke out at 9:16 p.m. Jan. 2, according to the police report.
Metcalf was arraigned before District Justice David Hawbaker and released on $20,000 bail, Sydnor said.
Arson is a felony of the second degree and is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and not more than a $25,000 fine, Sydnor said.