On January 31, 2024

Randolph man accused of arson


Courtesy VSP
Clair Sherman

 

On Saturday, Jan. 27 at approximately 11:15 p.m. troopers from the state police Royalton Barracks received a call advising of a male trying to make entry into a dwelling at 10 Dudley St.  in Randolph, carrying a flammable device.

Further investigation revealed that Clair Sherman, 40, was seen lighting a fire at the residence. Sherman was later located at his residence nearby in Randolph and taken into custody. He was transported to the Royalton Barracks for processing. He was lodged and held without bail at Southern State Correctional Facility and was scheduled to appear in Orange County Criminal Court Monday, Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m. to answer to charges of first degree arson.

There were no immediate details on what prompted the arson or who the property belonged to. Police say the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact the police at 802-234-9933. People with information may also contact the Vermont arson tip award Program at 800-32-ARSON. The arson tip award program, through funding from insurance companies, offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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