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Former Cary firefighter arrested for arson

Posted March 24, 2011 4:59 p.m. EDT
Updated March 25, 2011 10:04 a.m. EDT

— 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.