Police search for Brentwood arson suspect

Police are searching for a man they say intentionally set a house on fire early Christmas morning. Officers say 24-year-old Manuel DeLeon Cuellar, of Jamesport, broke into his girlfriend's apartment

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2014, 3:46 AM

Updated 3,437 days ago

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Police search for Brentwood arson suspect
Police are searching for a man they say intentionally set a house on fire early Christmas morning.
Officers say 24-year-old Manuel DeLeon Cuellar, of Jamesport, broke into his girlfriend's apartment on Westwood Drive just after 2 a.m.
Authorities say Cuellar assaulted his girlfriend, took some of her belongings and set fire to the downstairs apartment.
Cuellar is also accused of hitting a police officer who was responding to the house with his pickup truck. He then crashed less than a mile away at a 7-Eleven. Police say Cuellar fled on foot and has not yet been apprehended.
Cuellar's girlfriend and the officer suffered injuries that were not life threatening.


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