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Peter A. Welch (Courtesy)

Man arrested in October Franklin arson case

FRANKLIN &#-; A local man has been arrested on felony charges of arson and reckless conduct for his alleged connection with a fire on Pleasant Street On Oct. 5.

Peter A. Welch, 44, was arrested on the charges Wednesday, according the state Fire Marshal's office.

The arrest was announced by New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Franklin Fire Chief Kevin LaChapelle, and Franklin Police Chief David Goldstein.

Welch was released on $65,000 personal recognizance bail, and is due back in the 6th Circuit/Franklin District Court on Jan. 8.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the ire marshal's office at (603) 223-4289.

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