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Bainbridge Inn Assault Suspect Now Facing Arson Charge

The man accused of stabbing two men in a Bainbridge saloon is now facing an arson charge, accused of dumping motor oil and gasoline on a wooden floor in his father’s home in Falmouth, then placing a running space heater in the puddle of fuel.

Susquehanna Regional Police Sgt. Jason H. Smith wrote in a sworn statement filed in court that the space heater was still running an touching the puddle of fuel when police entered the home, unplugged the heater and moved it.

Peter Vito Fultano, 36, of no fixed address, is facing a second-degree felony charge of arson — endangering property — reckless endangerment of inhabited buildings for his alleged acts at his father’s home on the evening on Friday, Nov. 23. He is also charged with the summary offense of criminal mischief — damage property.

About six hours later, police were called to the Bainbridge Inn, where Fultano is accused of stabbing two men. He is facing multiple counts of aggravated assault over the stabbing allegations.

Fultano was unable to post bail and is jailedwhile awaiting preliminary hearings scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, before Magisterial District Judge Scott E. Albert on both the assault and arson charges.

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