• Man arrested, accused of setting cars on fire at north Charlotte apartment

    By: Adam Gaub


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man is in jail Sunday after police say he set fire to several cars at an apartment complex in North Charlotte.

    The fire happened outside the Somerset Apartments on Tara Lane, and it follows two other arson cases nearby in recent months.

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    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested 26-year-old David Hudson, charging him with a hit-and-run and burning personal property. There is no indication Hudson has any connection to the previous arson cases.

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    The fire appeared to start at one car and then spread to other cars. Fortunately, it did not appear to affect the apartment buildings just feet away from where the cars burned.

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