Faced with losing his home, an East Haven man is accused of setting it on fire.
Joshua Miller faced a judge on Monday after being charged with arson and criminal mischief after allegedly setting fire to his old home.
He was released on a promise to appear because there needed to be a probable cause determination by a judge within 48 hours of that arrest. That didn’t happen in this case, which limited the type of bond the judge could set.
With his public defender by his side, Miller learned he’d be going home after spending the weekend behind bars.
According to police, Miller’s family moved out of the house on Henry Street in late December and is in the process of losing the home to foreclosure.
“It’s been going on for about a year or so. They managed to hold onto it for a year,” said Joyce Streeter, a neighbor.