Sailor accused of setting fire to warship was ‘angry about being assigned to deck duty’

A young sailor accused of setting fire to a US Navy warship was angry about being assigned to deck duty after failing to become a Navy SEAL, according to prosecutors.

Ryan Sawyer Mays, 21, is accused of aggravated arson and the wilful hazarding of a vessel – charges he has denied.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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