Paris man accused of setting fire to house with people inside to go to trial

By Tony Reaves, Sun Journal
Posted Sept. 13, 2012, at 9:18 a.m.

PARIS, Maine — A local man charged with setting fire to a Norway home last December while the occupants were asleep upstairs will be tried this month in Oxford County Superior Court.

Andrew J. Freeman of 32 High St., Apt. 2, faces two charges of aggravated attempted murder, and arson and burglary.

On Dec. 5, Edgar McCloud and his wife woke up to find two fires set at their home on Round-The-Pond Road. They quickly extinguished the flames. The McClouds granddaughter, who police say Freeman knew, was sleeping in the house as well.

Police believe Freeman broke into the home, started the fires and left.

Freeman was charged Dec. 30 after an investigation by State Fire Marshal’s Office investigator Daniel Young. Freeman was already in custody at the time on charges of violating a protective order and violation of conditions of release.

Freeman is being represented by attorney Sarah Glynn. The trial is set to begin Sept. 24.

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