Wareham Man Found Dangerous in Attempted Murder and Arson Case
WAREHAM - A Wareham man has been deemed dangerous to the communtiy and is being held without bail.
The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office says Mondel Johnson, 40, of Wareham, faced a dangerousness hearing on Friday in Wareham District Court after he was arrested for allegedly attacking a woman in a home and then setting the house on fire last month.
According to court documents, Johnson and the female victim had entered the abandoned home at 36 Restful Lane on March 29 to smoke crack cocaine. A tree had fallen on the house during a recent storm, and the property owner was in the process of making repairs. There was no electricity in the home.
The victim told police Johnson struck her on the head and poured fluid on her after she tried using the flashlight feature on his cellphone. She reported that Johnson was lighting paper on fire and throwing the lit pieces at her while kicking her. The woman said she lost consciousness and woke up to find the house on fire. She ran to a nearby home for help and later went to Tobey Hospital to be treated for a head wound.
Johnson is being held for up to 120 days. He's due to return to court on May 8 for a probable cause hearing.
Johnson faces charges of attempted murder, arson of a dwelling house, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.