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CHARGED: Man accused of setting fire to mother's home

Daryl Ansell McEntyre Jr. (Source: WPD) Daryl Ansell McEntyre Jr. (Source: WPD)
Firefighters with the New Hanover County Fire Department were able to quickly extinguish the fire at a home on Stoney Road. Firefighters with the New Hanover County Fire Department were able to quickly extinguish the fire at a home on Stoney Road.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The sheriff's office and SBI are now involved in the investigation of a house fire that sparked in Castle Hayne around lunchtime Wednesday.

Officials with the New Hanover County Fire Department said they believe the fire to a home on Stoney Road was intentionally set.

Firefighters were quickly able to knock out the flames when they arrived on scene. They say two people were inside when the fire started, but no one was hurt.

Officials say someone left the house in a Lexus after the fire started, and eventually arrested 22-year-old Daryl Ansell McEntyre Jr. in connection to the crime.

The Wilmington Police Department said dispatch received a call from the front desk of the police department to report that McEntyre was in the lobby, irate and armed with a baseball bat.

Detectives and patrol officers tried to get him to drop the bat, but he refused to follow orders and started to "growl" at them and back out the front doors.

According to police, detectives followed him out the door and were able to place him in custody. After a quick search, they found McEntyre had three butcher knives and a steak knife. Officers also found four "dime" bags of marijuana seeds and rolling papers in his backpack.

McEntyre was taken to the hospital for treatment of possible drug impairment and then taken to jail, where detectives were told McEntyre was suspected of setting fire to his mother's house in Castle Hayne.

According to police, McEntyre is charged with first degree arson, possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.

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