Inmate charged with attempted 2013 arson

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)– An inmate was charged with attempted arson Friday, after breaking into the State’s Attorney’s Office in Norwalk last year.

Police say on March 3, 2013, a suspect broke in through a window at the State’s Attorney Office of the Norwalk Superior Court around 10:49 PM.

Troopers responded when the alarm was activated and the suspect fled through a back door. Investigators later found evidence that the suspect had been attempting to start a fire.

After an investigation, Joseph Stephenson was arrested at the MacDougall Correctional Institute.

Stephenson was charged with criminal attempt arson, burglary, criminal mischief and interfering with a search warrant. He was unable to post his $150,000 bond and remained in custody.


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