Boonsboro Man Charged for Pouring Gasoline Threatening to Burn Home During Domestic Dispute

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BOONSBORO, MD – Police have arrested a Boonsboro man after he threatened arson and poured gasoline in the living room of his home during a domestic altercation.

Maryland State Fire Marshal investigators arrested Bruce W. Lovins, 52, yesterday evening after Boonsboro Police Department initially investigated a domestic disturbance.

“Just before 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Deputy State Fire Marshals were requested to respond to the 300 block of Lanafield Circle after Lovins made arson threats toward family members,” the agency said. “He later grabbed a jug of gasoline and began pouring it throughout the living room of the residence, continually making statements that he was going to burn the house down.”

Lovins was charged with arson threat and reckless endangerment and taken to the Washington County Detention Center. He was later released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

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