New Bedford man charged in connection to Hawthorne Country Club fire

A New Bedford man faces a charge of burning a building for allegedly setting the fire at the Hawthorne Country Club in Dartmouth last May.


Shawn Medeiros, 31, of New Bedford, was indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury related to the May 7 fire at the vacant Hawthorne Country Club on Tucker Road, according to a press release from the Bristol County District Attorney's office.


In a press release from the Department of Fire Services, officials said Medeiros was arrested Thursday morning by members of the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office and the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.


Medeiros was arraigned Thursday in Bristol County Superior Court on one count of burning a building.