A Deer Isle man was arrested Friday and charged with arson and aggravated criminal mischief in connection with a 2014 house fire in Stonington.

The charges against David Smith, 47, stem from a Nov. 15, 2014, fire that destroyed a house at 25 Sunset Drive.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said the house was owned by Michael Hutchinson, who lives next door. Hutchinson had bought the two-story house and planned to tear it down.

Fire marshals said Smith had been hired by Hutchinson to help clean out the house.

No one was hurt in the fire.

Smith was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in District Court in Ellsworth in February.


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