3 Charged With Arson In Dec. Fire At Vacant House


An adult and two juveniles are charged with setting fire to a vacant home on Tilghman Island in December.

According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, a two-month investigation led to the arrests of 21-year-old Kristen Tre’saun Banks of Easton and two juveniles, ages 15 and 16.

The fire on Black Walnut Road December 14th grew to two alarms, and it took 50 firefighters nearly two-and-a-half hours to bring it under control.

The suspects are charged with arson, malicious burning, burglary and malicious destruction of property.

“Arson is a heinous crime that is aggressively and thoroughly investigated. As we have seen recently in Baltimore, firefighters put their lives on the line every day. When a fire is the result of arson, it endangers their lives even more. Our extremely talented group of fire investigators go to work every day in pursuit of making Maryland safer and do their part to protect those who protect us,¬†Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci said.¬†