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Former Cary firefighter arrested for arson

Posted March 24, 2011
Updated March 25, 2011

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— A man who was a Cary firefighter for almost 17 years was arrested Thursday after authorities said he set fire to a home and camper in Johnston County.

Scott Sidney set fire to his property at 85 Majestic Lane in Clayton, said Tammy Amaon, spokeswoman for the Johnston County Sheriff's Office.

Amaon characterized the incident as "domestic." Property records list joint ownership in the names of Scott and Jennifer Sidney.

After a search that took most of the day, Raleigh police arrested Scott Sidney around 4:30 p.m. on Capital Boulevard.

He was charged with fraudulently burning a dwelling and burning a building. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $150,000 bond.

A Cary spokesman said Sidney was a firefighter there from November 1992 to July 2009.

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  • JDB86 Mar 28, 2011

    The only point he proved is that hes lost his mind. His children are now homeless because he was too selfish to go about the situation in a different manner.

  • thetruth4u Mar 25, 2011

    If you read the article it states that it is a "domestic" matter.. I wouldn't accuse him of being a pyro, he is handling a domestic situation the way a firefighter knows how too.. If you don't know the situation then you shouldn't accuse/speculate.. Everybody has their respected breaking points, he must've hit his.. And I would say he proved his point

  • fireguy Mar 25, 2011

    All firefighters are pyros, only a select few illegally light stuff on fire...

  • LuvLivingInCary Mar 25, 2011

    that's a hoot...a pyro working for the fire department.

  • tar97heel Mar 25, 2011

    Sure have a seen a lot of firefighters around central NC in the news in the past couple of years for arson and assault.....

  • working for deadbeats Mar 25, 2011

    Maybe he burned all the other houses around Clayton too?

  • Keyboard Toughy Mar 24, 2011

    Maybe the law provides relief for the second owner whose name is on the deed. She may not be able to file an insurance claim unless he is charged. - superdad412

    That's correct. The law does protect multi-party ownership.

  • superdad412 Mar 24, 2011

    @Journey985

    I'm with you all the way on this one. As long as the dwelling was not occupied, or if he owns it and he doesn’t file an insurance claim… how can it be arson? Maybe “unlawful burning” or something like that, but Arson? We need more details. Maybe the law provides relief for the second owner whose name is on the deed. She may not be able to file an insurance claim unless he is charged.

  • Feisty Redneck Diva - Cowgirl UP Mar 24, 2011

    Wow, did you show her, huh? Here's your sign fool.

  • Journey985 Mar 24, 2011

    "He is charged with fraudulently burning a dwelling and burning a building"...nothing fraudlent about it..is it burned dow? Then it's the real deal!!! Correct me if I am wrong, but if it was his house and he does not file an insurance claim, then he can do what he wants to it...he paid or is paying for it.

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