A former resident of 10 Laura Ct., East Drumore Township, has been charged with burning the mobile home down, state police said.
Edwin Michael Schabach-Rivera, 33, of 7 Laura Ct. was arrested at the scene of the fire and charged with four felony counts and several misdemeanors. The charges ranged from arson and resisting arrest to vandalism.
Trooper Timothy Pray, a state police fire marshal, charged Schabach-Rivera.
In an affidavit filed in district court in Quarryvville, Trooper Pray said he was called to the scene after Schabach-Rivera admitted to setting the fire to Trooper Jonathan Cox. When Trooper Cox tried to arrest, Schabach-Rivera, he threatened to shoot the trooper and then fought before being subdued.
Schabach-Rivera told police he had been fighting with his ex-girlfriend about the amount of time he could spend with their son. At about 11 that morning, he took newspaper from his truck and set it afire in one of the bedrooms of the 10 Laura Ct. home, Schabach-Rivera told police.
The home was vacant at the time the fire was started, Quarryville Fire Chief Joel Neff said.
Damage to the home and its contents was estimated at $15,000.
Quarryville firefighters were assisted by volunteers and equipment from Bart Township and Robert Fulton fire companies. An ambulance from Oxford's Union Fire Company stood by at the scene.
There were no reported injuries.