Scorned lover charged in arson of girlfriend's home

Daniel Bowen (Source: Robeson County Sheriff's Office)
Daniel Bowen (Source: Robeson County Sheriff's Office)

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) A Maxton man is behind bars for allegedly torching the home he shared with his girlfriend.

Lieutenant Duckworth, spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, tells WMBF News that 33-year-old Daniel Bowen turned himself in to the sheriff's office Wednesday afternoon around 4 p.m. to face charges for the arson of the home listed in his girlfriend's name.

Duckworth says that Bowen and his girlfriend had separated before he is believed to have emptied a two gallon gas container in the mobile home and set it ablaze.

Bowen's girlfriend was reportedly at the courthouse filing domestic violence paperwork against him when flames erupted in the home, according to the sheriff's office. Those papers were served Tuesday night, just hours after the fire was reported.

Duckworth said the hair on Bowen's arm was burned off as a result of the fire.

Bowen has been charged with second degree arson, burning of personal property and larceny. He remains in custody awaiting a bond hearing in Lumberton Friday.

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