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Sheriff: KY man tried to set house on fire with 4 people inside

12:10 PM, Aug 9, 2013   |    comments
Christopher Vanover
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A Kentucky man is accused of trying to set a house on fire while four people were sleeping inside.

According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, deputies were called to a home on Hwy. 92E around 2:00 am.  Beulah Lawson told investigators that her grandson woke her up to tell her that a man had just set the porch on fire.

The family escaped from the home, and managed to put the fire out before it spread to the house.

Christopher Vanover admitted to deputies that he had poured gasoline on the porch then lit it.  He is charged with arson 1st degree, and is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.

 

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