GARDNER, N.D. — A Fargo man could face up to 10 years in prison for allegedly starting a fire last week at a home in northeast Cass County.
Jarid Corey Charbonneau, 39, was charged Monday, Sept. 14, in Cass County District Court with felony counts of arson and reckless endangerment. A criminal complaint alleges he started a fire on Friday in the living room of a home in Gardner owned by someone else while Laura Marie Wishinsky, 33, of Bismarck, was inside.
Deputies said in the criminal complaint they believed Charbonneau and Wishinsky were under the influence of methamphetamine as officers spoke with them while responding to the fire. Charbonneau doesn't face drug-related charges in connection to the blaze.
Wishinsky, who was living at the home but has been asked by the owner to leave, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of ingesting a controlled substance.
It’s unclear how much damage was caused to the home by the fire.
Gardner is about 15 miles north of Fargo.