One Sought, One Arrested in Connection With Glastonbury Arson Case

Glastonbury police have arrested one man in connection with an arson case and they are searching for another suspect who is believed to have fled the country.

On Friday, police arrested 27-year-old Ahmad Lababneh in connection with a fire that police said was intentionally set in the early morning hours of Sept. 24 on Naubuc Avenue in Glastonbury.

He is accused of conspiring to light two vehicles and a home on fire while several people, including two small children, were in the home, police said.

Police have identified 23-year-old Momen Mockless Almefleh as the suspected accomplice and he remains at large. Police believed he fled to Amman, Jordan shortly after police interviewed him.

Anyone with information on where he is should call the Glastonbury Police Department Investigations unit at 860-652-4260.

Lababneh was charged with arson in the first degree, three counts of criminal mischief in the first degree, five counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree, conspiracy to commit arson in the first degree and three counts of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief in the first degree.

Bail was set at $750,000 and he is scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on May 30.

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