Williamstown man held without bail following arson

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A 41-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Williamstown yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of windows that had been smashed out and a fire set at a home on Business Center Road at around 7:00 p.m.

While responding to the scene, police say they were advised a person of interest was in a nearby parking lot.

Police say they located Bradley Perkins, who was detained pending further investigation.

They established probable cause for the charges of first-degree arson, violation of an abuse prevention order, and arrested Perkins before transporting him to the Berlin barracks for processing.

The fire is still being investigated by VSP detectives.

Perkins was ordered held without bail and released into the custody of probation and parole.

He was issued a citation to appear in court for the charges of first-degree arson, and violation of an abuse prevention order.

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