37-year old Patrick Bernard Stuckey of Hickory was taken into custody in Lincoln County and charged with first-degree arson.
Hickory Police investigators say Stuckey lived at the residence on 15th Street Drive NE where the fire was reported shortly after 9pm on Tuesday. Reports indicate Stuckey fled the scene after the fire was reported. Significant damage was done to the dwelling.
Stuckey’s bond was set at $63,000 which includes a series of failure to appear warrants for assault and battery and communicating threats. As of this morning he remained in the Catawba County Detention Center.
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