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Man indicted in Pa. battlefield fire, dispute

August 21, 2014
Associated Press

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from a fire and reported domestic dispute at Gettysburg National Military Park earlier this month.

Forty-one-year-old Gary DuRocher was indicted on charges of assault, threatening and malicious mischief in the Aug. 8 incident on the central Pennsylvania battlefield.

Police were called to the Eternal Light Peace Memorial after officials said a boy was pulled from a vehicle during a domestic dispute.

Park officials said the former Maryland resident left the scene and was arrested hours later at Gettysburg college.

Authorities allege that he sent threatening texts to an ex-girlfriend during the incident and set fire to 250 hay bales inside the park.



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