Follow-up: Man charged with setting Gastonia ice cream shop on fire under $1M bond

  • Source: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
  • Published: 11/17/2022 12:00 AM

The man accused of torching Tony’s Ice Cream Shop will stay in jail under a $1 million bond. Prosecutors said they did not want to go into details in the case multiple times, but they asked the judge to consider safety when setting bond. While police are not saying why Tony’s was set on fire, it might have come down to a controversy from two years ago. The video was shared, showing someone running across the parking lot, grabbing a flammable accelerant, and tossing it inside a popular Gastonia eatery. Tony’s Ice Cream Shop burst into flames. For three and a half months, no one knew who did it. “The arrest came directly as a result of us getting this DNA hit back from CODIS,” said Rick Goodale with Gastonia Police. Police say DNA evidence from the crime scene links Marvin McCaskill to the arson.


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