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A Bristol County grand jury has billed a gentleman with placing hearth to the Hawthorne Country Club in Dartmouth.

Shawn Medeiros, 31, was arrested by condition law enforcement on Thursday and arraigned in Bristol County Remarkable Courtroom. He was billed with a single rely of burning a building in relationship with a fireplace that wrecked the long-vacant country club on May possibly 7 last 12 months.

Investigators decided considerably less than two months soon after the blaze that the fireplace was intentionally set.

The clubhouse constructing at 970 Tucker Street in Dartmouth had been vacant because 2016. The spouse and children of fishing mogul Carlos Rafael purchased the residence in 2021 and planned to offer it to Toll Brothers, a luxurious house builder, for $3 million. The authentic estate deal has not shut but.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Division of Hearth Expert services referred thoughts about the arrest to the Bristol County District Lawyer. The prosecutor’s spokesman did not quickly respond to a request for remark on Thursday.

A realtor for the state club residence also did not quickly react to requests for comment Thursday.

Medeiros could not be arrived at for comment.

The hearth was described about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Might 7, 2023, and it was extinguished in about two hours, following crews from all three of Dartmouth’s fire districts responded, District 2 Chief Erick Turcotte mentioned at the time.

The developing was a “total loss” he added.

The state fire marshal’s business requested the general public for details as it introduced its investigation in Could, urging tipsters to call Dartmouth Law enforcement or the State Police Hearth and Explosion Investigation Device or the Arson Enjoy Reward System, which gives rewards of up to $5,000.

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