According to a report in Delaware’s The News Journal, the man charged in connection with a firebombing at the Havre de Grace library Aug. 22 pleaded guilty yesterday in Harford County Circuit Court. Daniel Ramsey, 29, was convicted of conspiracy to commit second degree arson and sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight years suspended. The former volunteer firefighter for Havre de Grace’s Susquehanna Hose Co. will serve five years of probation and must pay $18,000 in restitution, the story said. An unnamed 17-year-old juvenile, who was also arrested and charged in connection with the incident, was sentenced in March to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $18,000 in restitution. Damage to the Union Avenue library was estimated at $17,000 and the library was closed for a couple of days following the incident. A story in the Baltimore Sun this past September quoted Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph G. Zurolo Jr. as saying officials believed Ramsey was trying to create work for the fire department so he could help put the fire out.
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