Man Turns Self In For Assault, Arson

8:32 PM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- A man turned himself in to police after assaulting a woman and setting a single family home on fire Aug. 4.

Winston-Salem police and firefighters responded to a house fire on Marble St. early Saturday.

Through an investigation, police learned Demario Ramount Harris had assaulted a woman at that same home hours before.

Officers obtained warrants for Harris' arrest for charges of Assault by Strangulation and Assault on a Female, but Harris was nowhere to be found.

Harris turned himself in early Monday.

Police determined Harris was also responsible for the fire and charged him with Second-Degree Arson and Malicious Use of an Explosive or Incendiary Substance.

Officers arrested Harris at the Forsyth County Jail.

WSPD

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