Fair Haven couple deny arson charges
Staff Report | May 20,2013
A Fair Haven couple charged with torching their car dealership denied today a pair of arson charges brought against them.
Edward David, 50, and his wife Tammy, 46, pleaded innocent to felony charges of second-degree arson during their arraignment in Rutland criminal court.
They were released on minimal court ordered conditions after the hearing.
The pair allegedly lit a fire that destroyed their dealership on the evening of March 17.
A Vermont State Police investigation into the fire revealed that the couple left the building minutes before the fire started and that they are more than $1.1 million in debt including delinquent property taxes in the amount of $7,000 owed in Castleton and $21,000 in delinquent taxes owed in Fair Haven.