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Benjamin Howard Kersey
courtesy of Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony First-Degree Arson

23-year-old Benjamin Howard Kersey of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He was charged with four misdemeanors: breaking and entering, resisting a public officer, assault on a female, and two counts of failure to appear. In addition, Kersey was charged with felony attempted first-degree arson and jailed under $113,500 secured bond. He remains in jail as of this morning with a District Court date scheduled for July 24 and August 2.