Person of interest in fatal Carolina Beach fires previously charged in Raleigh fatal hit-and-run
Posted December 7, 2014
Carolina Beach, N.C. — A Kure beach man has been named a person of interest in connection with three fires at Carolina Beach that killed two people Saturday. The 22-year-old was previously charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Raleigh in February.
Marshall Hudson Doran, of 740 Fort Fisher Blvd., was being held in the New Hanover County jail on a $2.5 million bond. He was charged with attempted burglary.
Investigators say a beach-front condominium was destroyed Saturday morning. A second fire, about a half-mile away, heavily damaged another building. A car was also set on fire. Authorities did not release details about the two people who were killed.
Doran was previously arrested in February after a fatal hit-and-run on Interstate 40 near Garner. Authorities said he failed to stop after he hit and killed two men on the shoulder of the highway as he tried to avoid a truck that had spun out in the snow.
Doran was traveling 60 mph on the snow and ice covered road when he hit and killed Nathaniel Williams, 34, of Hope Mills and Larry Kepley, 39, of Winston-Salem, with his Volvo station wagon, according to the wreck report.
After hitting the two men, Doran kept traveling east, taking out a traffic sign, according to investigators. He was later found in a wooded area on the interstate near Lake Wheeler Road.