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Selectman Arrested for Arson



    Selectman Arrested for Arson
    Maine State Police
    Selectman Scott MacNichol (left) and Jeffrey Morrison are charged with arson in connection to a house fire last year in Perry, Maine.

    The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office has arrested two men on arson charges in connection to a house fire last year.

    Scott MacNichol, 35, who serves as member on the Perry Board of Selectmen, is charged with two counts of arson and criminal conspiracy to commit arson.

    In addition, 36-year-old Jeffrey Morrison is charged with perjury, two counts of arson, criminal conspiracy to commit arson, and insurance deception.

    The arrests come after the investigation into a blaze that destroyed a single-family home belonging to Morrison on Lake Road in Perry in April of 2014. Investigators say the house was burned to collect insurance proceeds. 

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