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Man charged with murder following Southern Pines house fire

Posted July 18, 2015
Updated July 20, 2015

Edward Dale Ager III

— Southern Pines police arrested a man on two counts of first-degree murder and first-degree arson on Saturday.

Edward Dale Ager III, 33, of Vass, was charged in connection to a house fire that occurred June 15 in a home on West Lowe Avenue.

Two people were found dead inside the house after the fire was extinguished, and a woman inside the house was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Authorities identified one of the victims as Lindsay Suzanne Farwell, 31, of West End. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner hasn't established the identity of the second person killed in the fire.

Ager is being held at the Lee County jail without bond.


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  • Steve MacComas Jul 20, 2015
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  • John Carroll Jul 19, 2015
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    William Cosby, I see you're displaying the standard anti-Southern bigotry. Substitute the epithet for Puerto Rican that rhymes with hick to see how ignorant you sound.

  • Steve MacComas Jul 18, 2015
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    Thank you.

  • Steve MacComas Jul 18, 2015
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    The Fire occurred in the early morning hours of June 15, 2015. Check your facts please.