Suspect arrested in Carolina Beach condo fire that killed two people


Marshall Hudson Doran

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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.

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