Stop & Go Owners Charged with Struck Match and Burned Building Rap by Fire Marshal


Stop and Go arson fire Federalsburg Md
Stop and Go arson fire Federalsburg Md

CAROLINE COUNTY, MD (November 21, 2014) – Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged Gary Greenwood (62) and his wife Holly Greenwood (56) with arson related charges after a Caroline County Grand Jury finds sufficient evidence against them for the four alarm Stop & Go Mini-Mart blaze.

A three and a half year intensive investigation by the Office of the State Fire
Marshal and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has culminated into Arson 2nd Degree, Malicious Burning 1st Degree, Malicious Burning Fraud, Theft Scheme and (2) counts of False/Misleading Information charges against Gary Greenwood and (2) counts of False/Misleading Information charges against Holly Greenwood.

Deputy State Fire Marshals and Special Agents with the ATF investigated a four alarm blaze on July 1, 2011 at the Stop & Go Mini-Mart and gas station located at 521 & 523 South Main Street in Federalsburg. The blaze was called in at approximately 3:50 a.m. by a passerby. The fire heavily damaged two connected masonry structures. The 50’ x 70’ structure housed the Stop & Go Mini-Mart and the 45’ x 50’ structure was vacant and advertised for lease. Gas pumps and fuel tanks were not compromised during the fire. An estimated 75 firefighters from 8 fire companies took approximately one hour and 30 minutes to control the 4 alarm blaze. One firefighter from Federalsburg VFC received a small laceration near his eye and was transported and released from Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, DE. Damages estimates for both structures and contents are $400,000.

Both suspects were served criminal summonses at their residence without incident. An initial court appearance has been scheduled on December 10, 2014 at the Circuit Court for Caroline County.

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