Man accused of setting fires in Laconia

CLAIREMONT, AS HE WAS ALREADY IN JAIL ANDY HAS MORE ON THE STORY

THE VICTIMS OF THESE ALLEGED ARSONS SAY THEY ARE PLEASED THAT SOMEONE HAS BEEN CHARGED AND WHILE THE FIRES CAUSED SOME DAMAGE, NO ONE WAS INJURED DICK MITCHELL SAYS THE DAMAGE TO HIS BUILDING WAS PRETTY EXTENSIVE HE SAYS THE FIRE THAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 28 OF LAST YEAR STARTED UNDER THE AIR CONDITIONERS THERE WAS NO ONE IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME, BUT IT DID FORCE HIS NIGHT CLUB TO CLOSE FOR ALMOST A MONTH IT TOOK A WHILE, BECAUSE PEOPLE THOUGHT WE WERE BURNED OUT COMPLETELY AND WE EVEN HEARD THAT LAST SUMMER, THEY THOUGHT IT WAS BURNED DOWN

PROSECUTORS SAY THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT FIRE IS 37-YEAR-OLD JASON CLAREMONT WHO FACES SEVEN COUNTS OF ARSON DATING BACK TO THE FALL OF 2013 ONE OF THOSE FIRES WAS BEHIND THIS SALON THE OWNER CARLA RINGER SAYS SHE'S RELIEVED THAT SOMEBODY HAS FINALLY BEEN CHARGED I'M VERY HAPPY, BECAUSE IT WAS MAKING US A LITTLE NERVOUS, COMING OUT AT NIGHT AND NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD BE HERE CLAIRMONT IS SERVING A ONE-YEAR SENTENCE FOR THREE ARSONS

HE WAS ELIGIBLE TO GO BEFORE THE PAROLE BOARD ON THURSDAY GIVEN THE SERIOUS NATURE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS, THE STATE FEELS HE DOES POSE A SAFETY RISK AND A FLIGHT RISK BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL PENALTIES FOR THESE CRIMES I'M GLAD THEY'VE CAUGHT THE, I GUESS, I'M GLAD THEY CAUGHT THE PERSON, IF IT IS HIM I'M RELIEVED BAIL WAS SET AT $2,000

HE HAS ANOTHER COURT DATE

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