A Lackawanna County man was charged with setting a fire at a Buckingham Township home early Sunday morning, killing an 81-year-old man inside and sending his wife fleeing from the home.
Christopher George Gillie, 61, of Dunmore, was charged with criminal homicide, attempted criminal homicide, theft by unlawful taking, aggravated arson, criminal mischief, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, persons not to possess firearms, two counts each of burglary and criminal trespassing and three counts of arson endangering persons.
Gillie was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Joseph P. Falcone and was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility without bail.
Bucks County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a dwelling fire at 3:07 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2021, in the 5700 block of Private Drive in Buckingham Township. Further information indicated that two elderly residents may be trapped inside.