Second man arrested in connection with Aberdeen car arson


Deputy state fire marshals have arrested a second person in connection with the intentional burning of a car in Aberdeen in November.

Brenden Anthony Johnson, 20, turned himself in March 13 at the Harford County Detention Center, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, which said investigators had served Johnson with an arrest warrant for his involvement in the burning of the vehicle.

According to Maryland electronic court records, Johnson, whose address is listed in the 4200 block of Cowan Place in Belcamp, is charged with second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and malicious destruction of property.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Johnson was being held on $50,000 bond at the Harford County Detention Center

The Nov. 24, 2012 fire that Johnson has been charged in connection with caused an estimated $1,500 damage to a 2006 Hyundai four-door sedan owned by Leanne McClain that was found in the 1400 block of Cranberry Road in Aberdeen, according to the Fire Marshal's Office release.

Also arrested in this case is Joel Michael Fonzi, 18, who remains at the Harford County Detention Center on $250,000 bail. He faces charges of second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning, malicious destruction of property and failure to comply with a peace order, according to the Fire Marshal's Office.

Fonzi, of the 1200 block of Paul Martin Drive in Edgewood, was arrested Feb. 20, according to court records.

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