Prosecutors rest case in arson trial, defense calls no witnesses

Howard County prosecutors on Tuesday rested their case in the arson trial against David Crawford. Crawford, 71, is charged in 12 separate arson cases spanning six counties and two decades. Four of the 12 fires were allegedly set in Howard County, which is trying the case first with evidence from eight separate fires in the other counties. The retired Laurel police chief told the court he did not want to testify in his own defense, and his lawyers did not call any witnesses.