Pasquotank County man accused of trying to set neighbor's house on fire twice

  • Source: CBS 17 News
  • Published: 11/21/2019 08:50 PM

A Pasquotank County couple’s house has caught on fire twice, and they believe the culprit is their neighbor. Deputies arrested William Kneisly, their neighbor, for attempted arson. They say he tried to set the Clarks’ home on fire on Gaston Drive. “I just don’t feel safe in my own home, and that’s not right,” said Yolanda Clark. In early March, newlyweds Archie and Yolanda Clark moved into their Pasquotank County dream home. Two days later, the nightmare began. “Once, I got home, there were fire trucks there,” she added. Flames were coming from the side of the house. Neighbor Tom Woodley rushed over and put the flames out. “It was burning down in the mulch bed and it went all the way up to the soffit,” Woodley added, referring to the space near the eaves of the house. Deputies soon learned the suspect was another neighbor, William Kneisly. He was arrested and released on bond a short time later.


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