Man Charged With Intentionally Setting North Charlotte Apartment Fire

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The CMPD has charged 31-year-old Rickey Devon McClurkin with First Degree Arson and Second Degree Burglary.

Rickey McClurkin

Detectives say McClurkin intentionally set a fire at the Hunters Pointe Apartments in north Charlotte, on Sunday morning.

The fire caused an estimated $75, 000 worth of damage.  McClurkin has been arrested several times for crimes including Assault on a Female, Felony Possession of Cocaine, and Driving While Impaired.



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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Investigators say a fire that caused significant damage at a north Charlotte apartment complex on Sunday morning was set intentionally.

On Sunday at about 4:36 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers and the Charlotte Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at the Hunter’s Pointe Apartments on Prospect Drive.   The Charlotte Fire Department reported flames through the roof and asked for a second alarm.

CFD Fire Investigators and CMPD Arson Detectives determined that someone intentionally set the fire, which caused more than $75,000 worth of damage.

The case is still under investigation and anyone with information concerning this case or the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.