Riverhead Man to Be Arraigned on Arson Attempt Charge

Monwell Wright.
Monwell Wright. Photo credit: Courtesy Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

A Riverhead man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on attempted arson charges after police said he threw a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor’s house.

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Monwell Wright, 21, ignited a glass bottle containing a flammable liquid and tossed it onto the north side of a Sigal Avenue residence on the night of June 14.

The home was not damaged and police said the fire was extinguished upon their arrival.

Wright is charged with second degree attempted arson.

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