Warrant accuses man of setting 2 fires
Sarah Willets Staff writer
FAIRMONT — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for the man they believe set fire to two mobile homes on Friday.
Brandon Demorris Watson, 28, is accused of burning two homes off of Pleasant Hope Road as well as breaking and entering, injury to real property and burning personal property, according to Lt. Brian Duckworth, fire investigator for the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
The first blaze, on Tela Drive, was reported about 7 p.m. The home’s front door had been kicked in and the fire was set inside, said Duckworth. The Fairmont Rural Fire Department and the Smyrna Fire Department responded and found a second mobile home on fire nearby.
Total damages to both home was estimated at $6,500.
The park and both trailers belong to Eric Locklear, from Raleigh. Duckworth said Locklear had evicted Watson and his girlfriend from one of the homes.
Watson also has warrants pending for possession of a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon by a felon, said Duckworth. He says Watson is believed to be in either Fairmont or Lumberton.
Anyone with information should call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.
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