Court hearing today for Coatesville area arson suspect

A suspect in a Coateville area arson is slated to appear in federal court today for a probable cause hearing.

Mark Gilliam. 19. a wannabe firefighter, is charged with attempted arson at a restaurant in Thorndale.

Gilliam is a friend of Roger Barlow Jr., 19, of Downingtown, who is charged with setting nine fires around Coatesville.

Gilliam also is expected to seek bail at today’s hearing at U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

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