Arson charged after car fire

Case sent to Grand Court

A man accused of setting fire to a car on the East-West Arterial is to appear in Grand Court next week on a charge of arson. 

Michael Mark Dawkins, 41, of Savannah is charged with setting fire to a blue Mercedes-Benz so situated that it was likely to endanger other drivers on the road. The alleged arson occurred on Feb. 14. 

Dawkins was in Summary Court on Tuesday, when he was directed by Chief Magistrate Nova Hall to appear in Grand Court on Sept. 11, since arson charges can only be heard in Grand Court. 

Dawkins was represented by attorney Paul Keeble, who was holding for Graham Hampson.