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.