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Teen, juvenile set group home on fire; no injuries reported

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

LELAND—A teenager and a juvenile have been charged in connection with an early-morning fire at a group home. No injuries were reported.

According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tina Edwards, 16-year-old Tonyal Locklear Jr., of Red Springs, and a male juvenile set fire to the dayroom at the Strategic Behavioral Center in Leland.

Locklear and the juvenile suspect were residents at the behavioral center. Locklear was charged with first-degree arson, and a juvenile petition was taken out on the male.


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