Investigators say man intentionally set fire to home while wife, children inside

- Police are searching for a man they say intentionally set fire to a Charles County home while his wife and her children were inside.

The incident happened Thursday morning at a house on the 6700 block of Coati Court in Waldorf.

Investigators believe 40-year-old Eric White set fire to the home around 7 a.m. while his wife, Leandrea, was inside with her children. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Officials believe White intentionally set the fire following a domestic dispute with his wife.

White faces charges of First Degree Arson, Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Malicious Burning and Reckless Endangerment.

The fire caused approximately $35,000 in damages.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 443-550-6820 or the Maryland State Police at 301-392-1200.

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