That task force is made up of firefighters and police officers.
Skief and Hudgel were arraigned Monday in Middletown Municipal Court where Judge Melynda Cook-Howard set bond for Skief at $385,000 and for Hudgel at $400,000. Both are scheduled to be back in court for a pre-trial hearing on July 17.
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Flames and heavy smoke began shooting out of the detached garage at about 3:10 p.m. sending a dark plume of smoke into the sky. The garage and contents of furniture and clothing were gone in a matter of minutes.
Cunningham said there was a previous case involving the resident where the garage was destroyed and the two men who were arrested.
“That’s why they are charged with intimidation,” he said.
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