Cambridge man arrested for arson fire at Zip Mart

An arrest has been made for a fire at the Zip Mart convenience store in Cambridge.

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded a joint investigation with the Cambridge Police Department with the arrest of 46-year-old Gregory Allen Dawson of Cambridge.

Police say that Dawson played a role in a 2:14 a.m. fire on April 8, 2017 at the Zip Mart convenience store located at 405 High Street in Cambridge. 

The Rescue Fire Company responded as it took 20 firefighters 15 minutes to control the blaze.

Deputy State Fire Marshals investigated as they say it was intentionally set to the exterior of the Zip Mart and that the store was occupied at the time of the incident. 

Damages to the store are estimated to be $1,500.00. 

Investigators from the Cambridge Police Department and the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal developed Dawson as a suspect and arrested him at the Cambridge Police Department without incident.

Dawson was charged with Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Arson 1st Degree, Arson 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment.

If Dawson is convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison for Attempted Murder and 55 years imprisonment and/or $85,000.00 in fines for the remaining charges.

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