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Oxford man arrested for attempted homicide

04/09/2018 10:52AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

An Oxford man has been arrested for attempted homicide after he caused a disturbance at a store in East Marlborough Township last week and was found to be responsible for an arson that occurred last year.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that Michael Thomas Shelley, 25, of Oxford, was arrested on April 4 after they found him wearing a mask, hoodie and sunglasses and walking in the T.J. Maxx store in East Marlborough Township. Police stopped Shelley in the parking lot because he was trying to hide his identity. He was taken to the Avondale police station, and subsequent investigation connected him to a fire that occurred on Jan. 19, 2017 on Pachall Mill Road in Penn Township.

Police said the fire destroyed two vehicles that were parked in the driveway, and also heavily damaged the home. At the time of the fire, two men and a child were inside the home, but no injuries were reported. The fire was ruled an arson.

After being interviewed by police, Shelley was charged with three counts of attempted murder, arson, possession of instruments of crime, and criminal mischief.

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