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Man arrested for SeaWitch fire


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- A Carolina Beach man is in jail charged with setting fire to a restaurant. The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. Wednesday at the SeaWitch Cafe and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.

Witnesses told property management they had seen a suspicious man around the property. Managers identified a man that had been thrown out of the SeaWitch the night before the fire.

Carolina Beach investigators have arrested Robert Arthur Foltz and charged him with arson. During the investigation, detectives determined Foltz had been convicted of a crime requiring him to register as a sex offender. That led to an additional charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Foltz is in the New Hanover County jail under $300,000 bond.

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Wow...good police work.

Wow...good police work. Finding a guy like this in Carolina Beach is like finding a needle in a haystack.


Hey Eva,

Just met you once and I am so sorry this happened. Love the Seawitch!
Wish I had the $$$ to help you recover the losses! Be encouraged in spite of it all!


Wow! Get bounced and set the place ablaze.
This guy needs to be put behind bars and kept there.