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Augusta Man Charged With Arson 

Jon Small

A man from Augusta has been charged with arson in connection with a fire last January that heavily damaged a house he owned.The State Fire Marshal’s Office says 62-year-old Alan Crocker was arrested Monday at an apartment he’s been staying at since the fire.Crocker was indicted by a grand jury last week on two counts of arson. His bail has been set at two thousand dollars.Sgt. Ken Grimes says they determined Crocker set the fire in the living room at the house on Federal Street.Grimes says the fire caused about 100-thousand dollars in damage to Crocker’s house and also damaged a neighbor’s home.