Bourne Man Indicted for Arson, Reports U.S. Attorney

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Attorney

    BOSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A Bourne man was indicted today on
 federal arson charges.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern today announced that a one-count
 indictment was returned on April 25, 2001 against WILLIAM R. TAYLOR, age 33,
 formerly living in Bourne and currently in Wareham.  The indictment charges
 TAYLOR with arson in connection with a fire on November 24, 2000 that
 destroyed the My Tin Man Diner on Route 28 in Bourne.
     TAYLOR was arrested today and had an initial appearance before U.S.
 Magistrate Judge Judith Dein.  At the hearing, the prosecutor informed the
 Court that TAYLOR's estranged wife worked at the My Tin Man Diner and that
 TAYLOR set the fire because he believed that his wife's employment at the
 diner was contributing to their marital difficulties.
     The government moved for TAYLOR's detention and a hearing was scheduled
 for Monday, April 30, 2001 at 2:25 pm.
     If convicted of the charge, TAYLOR faces a maximum penalty of imprisonment
 of twenty years and a fine of $1 million.
     The investigation leading to the indictment was jointly conducted by the
 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the State Fire Marshal's Office, and
 the Bourne Fire Department.  The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney James F. Lang of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Attorney
    BOSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A Bourne man was indicted today on
 federal arson charges.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern today announced that a one-count
 indictment was returned on April 25, 2001 against WILLIAM R. TAYLOR, age 33,
 formerly living in Bourne and currently in Wareham.  The indictment charges
 TAYLOR with arson in connection with a fire on November 24, 2000 that
 destroyed the My Tin Man Diner on Route 28 in Bourne.
     TAYLOR was arrested today and had an initial appearance before U.S.
 Magistrate Judge Judith Dein.  At the hearing, the prosecutor informed the
 Court that TAYLOR's estranged wife worked at the My Tin Man Diner and that
 TAYLOR set the fire because he believed that his wife's employment at the
 diner was contributing to their marital difficulties.
     The government moved for TAYLOR's detention and a hearing was scheduled
 for Monday, April 30, 2001 at 2:25 pm.
     If convicted of the charge, TAYLOR faces a maximum penalty of imprisonment
 of twenty years and a fine of $1 million.
     The investigation leading to the indictment was jointly conducted by the
 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the State Fire Marshal's Office, and
 the Bourne Fire Department.  The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney James F. Lang of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Attorney