Updated:DOVER, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A 19-year-old New Hampshire man who is accused of setting fire to a home while a mother and her children were inside was indicted on felony arson charges recently.
In April, Shawn Hoyt, of Dover, was charged with arson. Investigators allege Hoyt intentionally set fire to a single family home in Dover. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. April 22.
The mother and her four children inside were able to escape the house. No injuries were reported.
In July, Hoyt was indicted by a grand jury on a Class A felony arson charge and a Class B felony charge, according to Foster's Daily Democrat. The Class A charge carries up to 15 years in prison, and the Class B felony charge has a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. Each also carries up to $4,000 in fines.
Officials report that the fire caused approximately $200,000 in damage to the property.
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