Teen charged in 2009 fire
Published 12:00 am Monday, April 4, 2011
A Salisbury teen turned himself in to authorities Friday afternoon for an arson charge stemming from a 2009 fire.
Jalen Antonio Coronel, 18, of 305 Mitchell Ave., was charged with felony burning of churches and other certain buildings and given a $25,000 secured bond.
Salisbury Police said Coronel and four juveniles reportedly set a vacant home — 1109 S. Fulton St. — on fire Feb. 22, 2009, piling up fan blades and carpet from the home, using a piece of paper to set it on fire. Coronel and the other teens were seen in the home before it caught fire, the report said.
The juveniles were referred to juvenile services, charges to be determined.