Teen Sought in Goldsboro Wal-Mart Fire
Authorities were searching Thursday for a 17-year-old in connection with a fire at a local Wal-Mart two weeks ago.Posted — Updated
A Jan. 15 fire in the clothing department of the Wal-Mart at 1002 N. Spence Ave. forced the evacuation of the store and sent two employees to the hospital. Wal-Mart officials estimated the damage from the fire at $300,000.
Investigators said they believe the fire was set as a distraction so store merchandise could be stolen.
A juvenile was arrested on Jan. 18 Friday and charged with felony burning to personal property.
A warrant has been issued for Fiante Semaj Amerson, of Goldsboro, on a charge of burning of personal property. Amerson hadn't been arrested as of Thursday.
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