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An Ogdensburg man was indicted and arrested Friday for arson and other charges related to his allegedly setting a Jeep Wrangler on fire in January.

Daniel J. Carter, 23, of 5870 County Route 6, was indicted in St. Lawrence County Court and then arrested by city police for four felonies, third and fourth-degree arson, second-degree criminal mischief and first-degree criminal contempt. He was also charged with misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt.

He pleaded not guilty in county court and was sent to county jail without bail. He is represented by the county Public Defender’s Office.

City police said Mr. Carter on Jan. 17 set afire the 2007 vehicle outside the home of Christopher Palmer, 712 Champlain St.

The vehicle was destroyed and the house sustained heat damage to its vinyl siding.

The fire occurred at midnight. No one was hurt, but two adults and a child were home at the time.

The felony criminal contempt charge stemmed from a violation of an order of protection for an individual at 712 Champlain St. who was not identified by police. The misdemeanor was related to a separate investigation, police said.

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