Maryland State Fire Marshal Seeks Eric White in Waldorf Arson of Family Home While All Were Inside

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Maryland State Fire Marshal

Maryland State Fire Marshal Seeks Eric White in Waldorf Arson

CHARLES COUNTY – December 15, 2016 – Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a house fire at 6706 Coati Court in Waldorf of Charles County.  

At the time of the fire, the house was occupied by Ms. Leandrea White and her children. Ms. White was alerted to the fire after hearing loud noises coming from the first floor.

At the time of the fire, the house was occupied by Ms. Leandrea White and her children. Ms. White was alerted to the fire after hearing loud noises coming from the first floor. 

Eric White sought for arson of home in Waldorf by Fire Marshal

The investigation has revealed the fire was intentionally set by Eric White (40), her husband, after a domestic dispute occurred. Waldorf and local volunteer fire departments were alerted to the fire around 6:57 this morning.  

The fire occurred in a two story, single family dwelling and caused approximately $35,000 in damages. Ms. White and children have been displaced due to the fire and are being assisted by family and friends.

As a result of the investigation, Eric White has been charged with First Degree Arson, Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Malicious Burning and Reckless Endangerment. At this time, investigators are attempting to locate Eric White. Anyone with any information in reference to this fire and/or the whereabouts of Eric White are asked to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 443-550-6820 or the Maryland State Police at 301-392-1200.

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