Man arrested on arson threat and disorderly conduct charges in Queen Anne’s County
Officials say a man was arrested on arson threat and disorderly conduct charges in Queen Anne’s County.
According to the Queen Anne County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Safeway on Main Street in Chester on October 4 around 11:25 AM after a report of a customer threatening to kill the employees, blow up the store, and burn the store down.
Officials say the incident began when the suspect felt that the cashier was not cashing his lottery tickets fast enough, and that the suspect reportedly had become belligerent, calling the cashier a racial slur, and making threats of bombing and arson. Deputies on the scene reportedly got a description of the man, and a broadcast was put out.
Officials say soon after, a caller from the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department said that the suspect may be in the back parking lot of the fire company. When deputies responded, 41-year-old Michael Patrick Holliday was reportedly arrested and charged. He was reportedly ordered to be held on $10,000 bail which was reportedly posted the next day.
Officials say Holliday was also found to have 15-20 books of matches along with a small amount of black power wrapped in a t-shirt.