Two arraigned in connection with April 29 house fire on Main Street in Amherst


Two men were arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court, Monday, June 11 on multiple charges in connection with an April 29 fire at 285 Main Street in Amherst.

Andrew Ho, 21, faces the following charges: assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, wanton destruction of property over $1,200, burning wood, unlawful possession of fireworks, disconnecting a sprinkler system and an miscellaneous fire violation.

Laban K. Christenson, 23, was arraigned on the same charges minus the disconnecting a sprinkler system charge.

Both were released on their personal recognizance and are due back in court Aug. 6 for a pre-trial hearing.