Two men face arson charges after allegedly setting a fire that destroyed a truck at a commercial truck yard in Aroostook County earlier this year.


The State Fire Marshal's Office has arrested the owner of the truck, 47-year-old John Craig of Masardis, and an employee, 23-year-old Richard Gilman of Millinocket.

Fire investigators said that during the night of April 10th the fire completely destroyed a 2012 Kenworth truck parked at John Craig Trucking on the Garfield Road in Masardis. The fire was not reported until the following morning. Investigators say the blaze was likely set to collect insurance payments.

Craig was charged with Arson, Conspiracy to Commit Arson, Insurance Fraud and making False statements. Gilman was charged with Arson and Conspiracy to commit Arson.

Gilman is currently being held in the Aroostook County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. Craig was released on $10,000 dollars cash bail. Both men are expected to appear in court in September.