Edgewood man charged in connection with Aberdeen car fire

An Edgewood man has been arrested in connection with a November arson of a car in Aberdeen, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office reported.

Joel Michael Fonzi, 18, of the 1200 block Paul Martin Drive, was charged Feb. 19 with second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning, vandalism and failure to comply with a peace order. He was originally held on $1 million bond, which was reduced to $250,000 during a bail review on Feb. 21.

On Nov. 24, 2012, a 2006 Hyundai parked in the 1400 block of Cranberry Road in Aberdeen was set on fire, according to fire investigators.

No one was injured and damage to the car, owned by Leanne McClain, was estimated at $1,500, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

McClain was Fonzi's ex-girlfriend, according to charging documents.

Six firefighters from the Aberdeen Fire Department responded and put out the fire in five minutes, the Fire Marshal's Office said.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for a second suspect, 20-year-old Brenden Anthony Johnson, who was still at large as of Thursday afternoon.

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