WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — State fire officials in Maine say they have charged a Waterville man with a history of self-inflicted burn injuries with intentionally setting fire to his apartment.
Investigators say they charged 46-year-old Michael Jerrier with arson on Sunday after he set fire to a mattress in his bedroom. The fire was quickly put out by firefighters.
Fire officials say Jerrier has twice been investigated for burning himself with a cigarette lighter. He was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Waterville for evaluation and arrested upon his release. It’s unclear if he has retained an attorney.