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Arson charge dropped against city man

August 05, 2009

A first-degree arson charge against a Hagerstown man filed after an Oct. 20, 2008, house fire at 20600 Jefferson Blvd. has been dropped, according to Washington County District Court records.

Ryan P. Blumenauer, 22, still faces a charge of giving false or misleading information, according to court records.

A trial on the charge of giving false or misleading information will be in District Court, according to court records. Conviction on that charge carries a possible punishment of 15 years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine.

The false or misleading information charge relates to an insurance claim made in the case, according to court records.

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