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Police: 2 Men Face Arson Charges In N.J.

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PINE HILL, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey men face arson charges after they allegedly started two large brush fires this week so they could steal copper and tools from a business.

Pine Hill police announced Saturday that 25-year-old Greg Woodman and 19-year-old Michael Sloan Jr., both of Clementon, were caught at the scene shortly after the fires were reported Wednesday afternoon at the Boy Scouts of America Scout Reservation.

Witnesses told arriving officers that they saw two men dressed in black running from the property. Authorities say the pair later admitted to setting the fires, and police recovered a bag containing bolt cutters, ski masks and gloves in the wooded area nearby.

Woodman remained jailed Saturday, while Sloan has been released, according to authorities. It’s not known if either man has retained an attorney.

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