A Concord teenager, charged recently with setting fires to two structures near Mooresville, is facing additional charges in Iredell and Rowan counties.
Cam Lee Rowland, 19, was charged with setting a fire at Hunter Construction on Timber Road, Mooresville late last month.
That’s in addition to charges for setting fires at structures on Shinnville and Mackwood roads.
Two other teens, 16 and 14, were charged in one of the Iredell fires.
Rowland and the two teens, whose names are not being released because they are less than 18 years old, also face charges in Rowan County for setting at least seven cars on fire, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported.
In Iredell County, Rowland is charged with 10 counts of burning personal property, three counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle, two counts of second-degree arson and one count each of burning or attempting to burn other building, breaking and/or entering and larceny. Bond was set at $120,000.
Rowland was charged with setting fire to at least seven cars in a car lot on Smith Road in Kannapolis. He also admitted to setting fire to two structures and two vehicles in Mooresville, authorities said.
Deputies said there may be other charges in Cabarrus County.
Just before 6 a.m. on Feb. 1, Scott Beaver, owner of Beaver’s Pre-owned Honda in Kannapolis, reported there were cars on fire at his lot, according to the Independent Tribune.
Deputies said Beaver heard a pop, and then he looked outside and saw the cars were engulfed in flames.
Beaver told deputies that he used his forklift to move the vehicles to prevent the fire from spreading, deputies indicated.
The following vehicles at the auto dealership were damaged by fire — a 2004 Acura, a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, a 1996 Honda Accord, a 2004 Honda CRV, a 2008 Acura MDX, a 2006 Honda Ridgeline and a 2005 Acura MDX. The vehicles were valued at $2,000 and $8,000 each.
Deputies said Rowland admitted to burning the cars.
Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to a structure fire on Mackwood Road in Mooresville.
Fire officials said the structure was fully engulfed in flames and the roof had collapsed.
Not long after, deputies said a house on Shinnville Road in Mooresville was set on fire.
Deputies said a 911 caller described a vehicle parked in the driveway of the burning structure on Shinnville Road. Investigators then saw a similar vehicle drive past the scene on Mackwood Road.
The teenagers were stopped by Mooresville Police. Deputies said they admitted to setting both structures on fire.
Rowland was also charged with setting two vehicles on fire in the Coddle Creek Highway area of Mooresville.