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Mt. Olive Man Charged with Arson

By kcora on
Mount Olive New Jersey

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mount Olive Police Chief Mark Spitzer announce that John Maulbeck Jr., 23, a resident of the Flanders section of Mt. Olive Township, has been charged with Arson, in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:17-1b2, a crime of the third degree. 

Maulbeck was arrested today following an investigation conducted by the Mt. Olive Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s OfficeArson/Environmental Unit. 

On April 28, 2015 at approximately 7:05 p.m., members of the Mount Olive Police Department and the Flanders Fire Department were dispatched to 130 US 206 South in Flanders, on a report of a house fire. 

Responders located an active fire to the attached garage of a single family home. 

A resident of the home, suffered injury due to smoke inhalation and was treated and released from the hospital. Three others were also injured, including two police officers and a firefighter. 

The Honorable Brian J. Levine, J.M.C., Mount Olive set bail at $30,000 with 10% option.

The defendant was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.