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North Carolina woman charged after woman set on fire

Apr. 3, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman was charged with attempted first-degree murder after investigators say she set another woman on fire, police said. Goldsboro police said Karla Ann Davis of Goldsboro was being held without bond in the Wayne County jail, news sources report. She was scheduled to...

Police say North Carolina woman intentionally set on fire

Apr. 2, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is hospitalized in critical condition after she was intentionally set on fire during a domestic dispute, police said. Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a call of an assault at a residence on Wednesday, news sources reported Thursday....

Bellevue dentist arrested on arson charges after office fire

Apr. 1, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue dentist was accused of using lighter fluid and accelerant to set fires in his exam and X-ray rooms after being evicted from his office for failing to pay rent, King County prosecutors said. Mohammad “Matt” Rafie, 53, was arrested at the scene and charged with...

Investigators: fire at Louisiana church ruled arson

Apr. 1, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A fire just after midnight Wednesday at a Louisiana church was deliberately set, investigators said. The Baton Rouge Fire Department, in a news release, said it happened at Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge around 12:15 a.m. When firefighters arrived, authorities said...

Man who shot officer again pleads insanity in new case

Apr. 1, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting of a northern Virginia police officer is again pleading insanity to different charges. Kashif Bashir shot and seriously wounded Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy at a traffic stop in 2013. But a judge ruled Bashir...

Man arrested in Kitsap house standoff faces more charges

Mar. 31, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

KITSAP, Wash. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was charged with multiple crimes in Washington state after allegedly threatening to kill his parents and barricading himself in his mother's home while deputies attempted to arrest him, authorities said. Michael Eby Barr was arrested on charges of felony harassment...

Man charged with setting fire to elementary school

Mar. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

GRAY, Maine (AP) — A man has been charged with setting fire to an elementary school in Maine, officials said Sunday. Robert MacKenzie, 22, was charged with arson on Saturday after allegedly setting fire to Russell School, an elementary school in Gray, according to a spokesman for the state Department of...

Maryland man charged with setting fire to vacant home

Mar. 28, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been charged with arson in connection to a fire set at a vacant home. The Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release Friday that investigators responded to a fire at a vacant home in a residential area of St. Mary's County. The news...

Sheriff: Man kills girlfriend, her lover after leaving jail

Mar. 28, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — A man killed his girlfriend and her lover when he found them having sex in his house after he bonded out of jail, where he spent one year behind bars, officials said Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Kenyatta Bellamy, 50, was arrested on two counts...

Officers rescue man from burning garage, despite threats

Mar. 26, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Police in West Fargo say officers rescued a man suspected of starting a fire in a garage who was threatening to shoot them if they entered the burning structure. When police responded to the property Wednesday afternoon they could hear the man in the burning, unattached garage. ...