Ferguson was arrested in May in connection with an
The incidents that led to the charges began about
Investigators with the Maine State Fire Marshal's office concluded that the pipes to propane tanks at the building where Wilson's Rental and Landscape Supply and
Both businesses continue to operate at the same location, according to their websites.
"He's consistently denied causing this fire and has been cooperative with investigators throughout the investigation," the defense attorney said. "No witnesses claim Cody started the fire, and there is no physical evidence to suggest he started the fire."
Ferguson's DNA was found on the broken propane pipes behind the Big Apple store, the complaint said. Ferguson allegedly admitted to investigators that he committed that crime.
Bail originally was set at
He is expected to be arraigned
If convicted of the charges, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to
The Class D crimes, which are misdemeanors, carry a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a fine of up to
Ferguson also could be ordered to reimburse the businesses' insurance company the
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