CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. — Authorities in Carolina Beach have arrested a man suspected of involvement in suspicious fires that left two people dead, according to WTVD-TV.
Carolina Beach Police Chief Keith Hinkle said Sunday that officers had arrested Marshall Hudson Doran of Kure Beach on a charge of attempted first-degree burglary.
Authorities said the 22-year-old Doran is a “person of interest” in three separate fires that heavily damaged two condominium buildings and a car early Saturday.
Fire Chief Alan Griffin said firefighters had recovered two bodies from the rubble of the condos. The names of those killed has not yet been released. A firefighter and several people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect was placed in the New Hanover County jail under a $2.5 million secured bond. He has not been assigned an attorney.
The suspect was charged earlier this year in a double fatal hit-and-run in Wake County.