South Paris man accused of attempted murder, arson

Andrew Freeman
Andrew Freeman
Posted Dec. 30, 2011, at 12:45 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 30, 2011, at 4:04 p.m.

NORWAY, Maine — A South Paris man is facing multiple charges in connection with a fire in Norway earlier this month, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Andrew Freeman, 21, is facing two counts of aggravated attempted murder in addition to single counts of arson and burglary, McCausland said in an email.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said Freeman broke into a home in the predawn hours on Dec. 5.

McCausland said Freeman set two fires inside the home while a man, his wife and granddaughter were asleep.

The man discovered the fires and put them out before the house was seriously damaged. Nobody was hurt.

Freeman was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail, where he remained Friday.

If convicted, Freeman faces up to 40 years in prison on the two attempted murder counts and the arson charge, all Class A crimes, and up to 10 years on the burglary charge, a Class B offense.

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