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Man faces charges of arson, attempted murder after fire at Fayetteville hotel

Posted February 27

Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office were heading to an address in Hope Mills to arrest 28-year-old Harvey Lamar Sangster when they saw his car. Deputies initiated a traffic stop, and Sangster was arrested without incident.
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— Officials arrested a man on multiple charges Saturday for his connection to a fire and stabbing at a hotel in Fayetteville.

Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office were heading to an address in Hope Mills to arrest 28-year-old Harvey Lamar Sangster when they saw his car.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop, and Sangster was arrested without incident.

Sangster was connected, officials said, to an incident that occurred on Feb. 7 at the Coliseum Inn located at 2507 Gillespie Street. According to officials, Sangster is accused of setting fire to the door of a room at the hotel in order to draw a victim outside. Reports say Sangster hit the victim in the head with a fire extinguisher, striking him several times and then stabbing him.

Sangster was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill and first-degree arson. He remains in the Cumberland County Jail under a $400,000 secured bond.

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