Man accused of setting fire to home with three people inside given $750,000 bond

Man accused of setting fire to home with three people inside given $750,000 bond

Duane Brower appeared before a District Court judge this morning.

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A man charged with three counts of attempted murder was given a $750,000 bond this morning during his first court appearance.

Duane Brower was arrested yesterday by Onslow County deputies after a house fire early Tuesday.

The fire happened around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday on Chadwick Shores Drive outside of Sneads Ferry.

Deputies say they found three residents at a neighbor’s home, all having escaped the burning home.

One victim was airlifted to the Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, while two others were sent to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

They have been identified as Ashlee Wilson, Erick Nafa, and Vienna Nafa. An arrest warrant said Erick Nafa suffered second-degree burns.

County records show that Erick Nafa and Andrew Brower own the home. Andrew Brower is believed to be the suspect’s son.

The older Brower, who also lived at the home, is charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder, first degree arson, and felony malicious use of explosive/incendiary device.

A GoFundMe page started by the mother of Wilson says Brower threw an accelerant on the bed that her daughter and Nafa were sleeping in and then set them on fire. The page says Vienna is the couple’s baby who is not even three months old.

The mother says her daughter and granddaughter are out of the hospital, while Nafa remains at the burn center.

Erick Nafa, Ashley Wilson & Vienna

Erick Nafa, Ashley Wilson & Vienna

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