Burlington Man Who Set Deadly Fire in Apartment Building Charged for Murder, Arson

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PEMBERTON, NJ – A man who set fire to an apartment complex, killing one man and injuring two other victims has been charged today for murder and arson.

According to police, on April 20, the Pemberton Borough Police Department responded to and investigated a fire on Egbert Street in Pemberton Borough that killed Camryn Powell, 22.

“As a result of the initial investigation, the fire was deemed suspicious and members from the New Jersey State Police along with detectives from the Criminal Investigation Office, Major Crime South Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations Unit were requested to assist with the investigation,” police said in a statement.

During the investigation, police determined that Powell was inside the apartment at the time of the fire and sustained fatal injuries.

“As a result of the fire, Evans sustained serious injuries and fled the scene,” police said. “He was later located at a motel in Mansfield Township and was transported to Jefferson Hospital.”

Evans was charged with felony murder, and aggravated arson, and causing or risking widespread injury or damage. He was lodged in the Philadelphia County jail where he was arrested, pending extradition to New Jersey.