MIDDLESEX TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A man has been charged with arson after he allegedly set a motel room on fire in Cumberland County.

According to the Middlesex Police Department, on Thursday, March 2, officers were directed to the former Diamond Carlisle Motel for a report of a man starting a fire in the motel.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered two vacant rooms that were on fire.

Officers talked to a witness to the incident and soon after would locate the alleged suspect 57-year-old Roy Sampson walking through the parking lot of the hotel.

Sampson has been charged with arson, risking a catastrophe, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct. According to court documents, he is currently incarcerated at the Cumberland County Prison after he was unable to post bail which has been set at $100,000.