Brandon Malone Photo courtesy of Robeson County Detention Center

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By Erin Smith

An Elizabethtown man who is facing a charge of arson is scheduled to be in court on Monday, January 7, 2019, according to court records.

Brandon Malek Malone of Elizabethtown is charged with felony first-degree arson and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. The charges stem from a fire at apartment 5B at the Mercer Road Apartment complex in Elizabethtown in January 2017.

Malone is alleged to have started the fire following an argument with his girlfriend. There were also two minor children in the apartment at the time Malone is alleged to have set the fire. No one was injured in the fire.

Malone also has court dates scheduled for Cumberland and Robeson counties. He scheduled to appear in District Court in Robeson County join January 9, 2019, for a citation for driving while license is revoked—not impaired. Malone is scheduled to appear on January 31, 2019, in District Court in Cumberland County for charges of driving while lines revoked —not impaired and a failure to wear a seatbelt.

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