Lincoln guy arrested for lighting curtains on hearth with individuals within the dwelling


LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Officers with the Lincoln Police Section arrested a guy they say begun a fireplace inside of a cell household even though people today were being within.

On Tuesday, July 20th all over 7:11 p.m., officers have been dispatched to a cell property just south of Cornhusker Highway close to 27th Streets and Theresa Street for a report of a fire.

LPD stated officers interviewed a 38-year-aged woman who reported following an argument with an acquaintance, he remaining the cell house but walked all around the outside of the dwelling, attained as a result of an open window and lit the curtains on fire.

According to police, a quantity of men and women were nonetheless inside of and they ripped the curtains down and place the fireplace out, but not before flames scorched the side of the home.

Officers reported the guy ran absent in advance of officers arrived on scene.

Right after interviewing witnesses and processing the scene for digital and forensic evidence, officers formulated probable lead to to arrest the male for arson.

On Monday at 4:50 a.m., officers observed the gentleman close to 17th and Sumner Streets for the duration of an assault investigation, where by he was the target.

Officers identified the man and acquired he had a broadcast for arson. LPD stated due to the fact of his accidents the guy was taken to a local medical center wherever he was arrested but not lodged in jail.

LPD cited the male for 1st degree arson fees. Officers reported the assault is not linked to the arson case.

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