jefferson fire three 0024 Arson Suspect Due In CourtThe Detroit man charged with setting the fire that injured seven Detroit firefighters earlier this month is the focus of a federal hearing Monday morning.

The 29-year-old Samson Wright was arrested several days after the fire on East Jefferson at Dickerson on August 13th.

The complaint charges Wright with one count of destruction of a building used in or affecting interstate commerce, by fire. If convicted he faces five to 20-years in prison.

Some of the firefighters were injured when a wall fell on them. Four remain in serious condition.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Fire, the Detroit Fire Department’s arson unit, the Detroit Police Department, and the Michigan State Police are investigating the incident.

(Copyright 2010 WWJ Radio.  All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE