Sub Arson Suspect Working on Plea Deal

KITTERY, Maine (March 15, 2012) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) enters dry dock to begin an engineered overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Jim Cleveland/Released) A “substantive proposal” has been made to former [Portsmouth, New Hampshire] shipyard worker Casey Fury to resolve the arson charges against him in connection with setting fire to the USS Miami.

As a result, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John H. Rich Monday agreed to extend the case until the end of November.

Fury, 24, of Portsmouth, has been charged with two counts of arson, one for starting a fire on May 23 that caused $450 million damage to the USS Miami. The sub was at the shipyard for an overhaul.

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