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Winston-Salem man charged with first-degree arson after two deadly house fires

Winston-Salem police arrested Russell E. Marshall and he's behind bars under a million-dollar bond.
Credit: The Winston-Salem Police Department

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is behind bars after two people were found dead in two separate house fires in Winston-Salem, according to a news release.

Sunday, the body of 58-year-old Jessie Lee Scott was found at a home on East 22nd Street after a fire. Then on June 22, police found 81-year-old Barbara Harmon dead in a home on Renigar Street after a fire.

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Police charged Russell Edwards Marshall, 68, with first-degree arson in connection with these fires. 

Marshall was arrested at the Public Safety Center Tuesday and he did not run or resist arrest, nor did he possess any weapons. A single cigarette lighter was the only thing police took from him.

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Marshall bond is set at 1,000,000. 

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