WHITE PLAINS, Md.—A White Plains man has been arrested for setting fire to his home early Saturday morning. Tracy DeMarr, 48, was taken into custody after a domestic assault and arson occurred at his home. Deputies from the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Charles County Sheriff's Department conducted a joint investigation into the incidents.
The fire at 11040 DeMarr Homestead Road was reported just before 3 a.m. by a neighbor. Forty-four firefighters from Waldorf, La Plata, Hugesville, West Lake, and Bel Alton took two hours to control the fire without any injury. Investigators describe the home as a two story wood framed single family home located on isolated farm land. The home was a complete loss and damages to the structure and its contents are estimated to exceed $100,000.
DeMarr was charged with first degree arson with additional charges being made by the Sheriff's Department. He is currently being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review hearing. The investigation continues at this time.