CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have arrested two teens in connection with a fire that left a 23-year-old man dead in Concord, N.C. on Tuesday.
Jeffrey Lee Truesdale, 16, and Tyler Michael Yoders, 18, were arrested Friday, and each were charged with murder and first-degree arson, according to the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office.
Both are being held in the Cabarrus County jail with no bond.
Dustin Heath Witherspoon was found dead in his home Tuesday hours after a fire destroyed the house. A woman and Witherspoon's infant son escaped the blaze, authorities said.
The fire was reported just before 2:30 a.m., and when firefighters arrived, they found the home in flames. Part of the structure's roof and floor collapsed, and hot spots were still burning around noon, said Cabarrus County Fire Marshal Steve Langer.
Authorities received conflicting reports about the number of people home at the time of the fire, and firefighters found Witherspoon in the rubble during their investigation, Langer said.
Authorities aren't releasing information about why Truesdale and Yoders might have set the fire, and investigators are still working to determine whether others were involved.
"We still need time to sort out all the information to determine if further arrests and or charges will follow," said Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley in a statement.
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