Man arrested for arson after hotel fire

By – Associated Press – Sunday, December 9, 2018

NEWARK, Del. (AP) – Authorities in Delaware say they’ve arrested a man who deliberately started a fire in a motel room.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said Larry E. O’Neal Jr. has been charged with arson and another felony for allegedly igniting items on purpose inside a room of a Newark Super 8 Motel.

The fire started Thursday evening and is estimated to have caused $100,000 worth of damage.

Chionchio said O’Neal was committed to the Young Correctional Institute.

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