Wareham Police Make Arrest in Arson Case

An East Wareham man has been arrested in connection with an arson fire at 36 Restful Lane in Wareham on the morning of March 29.

Following an investigation, police arrested Mondel Johnson, 40, of 18 Barker Road. He was arrested in Fall River Thursday night. The arrest was made by Wareham Police detectives, Mass State Police troopers assigned to the Fire Marshal’s office and the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, as well as Fall River and New Bedford police.

Detectives determined that Johnson attacked a female inside the home, doused her with a flammable fluid, and set the home on fire. The victim was able to escape. She was taken to Tobey Hospital where she was treated and released.

Johnson was taken to Wareham Police Headquarters where he was held without bail pending arraignment today (Friday) in Wareham District Court.

He is charged with Attempted Murder, Arson of a Dwelling (House), and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

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