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Man charged with arson, attempted murder following Kinston house fire

Posted June 20, 2016

Nathaniel Webb Jr. has been charged with arson and attempted murder after setting a Kinston home on fire.

— A man has been charged with arson and attempted murder after flames engulfed a home Friday.

According to the Kinston Department of Public Safety, authorities responded to a fire and explosion at 804 McCaskill Drive around 8:30 p.m.

Investigations revealed that the fire was started intentionally.

Nathaniel Webb Jr., 43, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson. According to investigators, Webb set fire to a propane cylinder on the back porch of the home.

Webb was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $500,000 bond.‚Äč

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  • Mary Meadows Jun 20, 2016
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    What is that orange thing on the top of his head in the mugshot - fuzz?