Accused Topless Coffee Shop Arsonist in Court

Updated 5 years ago

A man accused of starting a fire at a coffee shop made his first court appearance Friday in Augusta District Court.Raymond Bellavance Jr. is charged with arson in connection with a fire at the Grandview Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro last June.Police arrested Bellavance in South Carolina earlier this month.Police said he is a former boyfriend of a waitress at the coffee shop.Seven people living in the building escaped the fire without injury.Bail was set at $200,000 cash.


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