BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. – An Atlantic Beach man who claimed to have explosives in his backpack is accused of setting fire to a motel in Bradford County, according to officials.
Christian Singleton, 42, was involved in a domestic violence dispute and had a warrant out for his arrest when he checked in to the Lawtey Economy Inn on Thursday, deputies said.
Several witnesses told deputies they heard Singleton make statements indicating he set fire to the motel and that he had explosives.
When deputies went to arrest him he resisted. Three deputies received minor injuries in the “scuffle,”...