Maine man's body found after standoff, fire
May. 19, 2013
SACO, Maine (AP) — The body of a 58-year-old Maine man has been found in the rubble of his home following a fire that he's believed to have started during a standoff with police.
The state fire marshal's office says the body of Charles Scontras was found late Saturday night inside his Saco home.
Scontras' estranged wife and a police officer went to the home around 2 p.m. Saturday so she could retrieve belongings. They retreated when they saw smoke coming from the house and heard at least one gunshot.
Officials say Scontras kept police at bay and refused to come out. About 6 p.m., more smoke and flames came out of the house, which was destroyed by the fire.
Scontras' body was taken to the medical examiner's officer to determine how he died.