An Old Town man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a Penobscot Nation residence in August.

Joshua Francis, 31

Joshua Francis, 31, who was living at the 5 Olamon Lane residence when it caught fire on Aug. 16, was arrested on Tuesday, according to Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

An investigation by the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the fire had been intentionally set.

Francis is being held at the Penobscot County Jail. A hearing date has not been set, according to officials.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.