Arsonist gets 5 years in apartment blaze that displaced 26

WOODBURY — A Deptford man was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday for starting an apartment fire that displaced 26 people in 2016.

Artice Bryant, 27, pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of aggravated arson under a plea agreement.

No one was injured in the Feb. 9, 2016, fire at Chestnut Lane Apartments in Deptford Township. Investigators previously described the fire as an act of domestic violence.

Artice Bryant, 27, of Deptford Township. (Salem County Correctional Facility)

Bryant was arrested later that day.

He must serve 85 percent of his term before he is eligible …read more

Source: Gloucester

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