Police: Man charged with arson tried to set himself on fire in a - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Police: Man charged with arson tried to set himself on fire in a pile of clothes

Lewis Howard (Source: Kennett Police Department) Lewis Howard (Source: Kennett Police Department)
(Source: Kennett Director of Public Safety John Mallott) (Source: Kennett Director of Public Safety John Mallott)
(Source: cNews) (Source: cNews)
(Source: KFVS MMJ Michale Johnson) (Source: KFVS MMJ Michale Johnson)
(Source: KFVS MMJ Michale Johnson) (Source: KFVS MMJ Michale Johnson)
KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - A Kennett man has been arrested in connection with an apartment fire early Sunday morning in Kennett.

Kennett police say Lewis Howard, 23, is charged with first degree arson.

According to the Kennett Police Department, fire crews got a call of a fire at Candlelight Apartments at 307 South Vanderventer around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. 

Police say they believe the fire was intentionally set. A woman told police that Howard ran into home and told her he had set the apartments on fire in an attempt to kill himself.

According to the probable cause statement, Howard told police he tried to set himself on fire in a large pile of clothes because his girlfriend broke up with him.

Kennett Director of Public Safety John Mallott says the fire Kennett destroyed an eight unit apartment and threatened other nearby apartments.

No one was hurt.

The American Red Cross was notified and has responded to Kennett to provide emergency services to the occupants of the Candle Light Apartments.

The investigation continues.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.
  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Mercer, Harrison homer in Pittsburgh's win over St. Louis

    Mercer, Harrison homer in Pittsburgh's win over St. Louis

    Sunday, June 25 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-06-25 14:49:39 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison homered and starter Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

    Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison homered and starter Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.

  • 1 hospitalized in tractor trailer crash on I-40 bridge

    1 hospitalized in tractor trailer crash on I-40 bridge

    Sunday, June 25 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-06-25 14:36:15 GMT
    (Source: TDOT)(Source: TDOT)

    A crash on the Hernando DeSoto bridge sent one person to the hospital and slowed traffic crossing into Memphis.

    A crash on the Hernando DeSoto bridge sent one person to the hospital and slowed traffic crossing into Memphis.

  • Jonesboro residents injured in plane crash, FL authorities say

    Jonesboro residents injured in plane crash, FL authorities say

    Sunday, June 25 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-06-25 14:13:15 GMT
    Sunday, June 25 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-06-25 14:24:06 GMT
    The FAA is investigating the cause of a plane crash Saturday that injured two people from Jonesboro. (Source: WJHG)The FAA is investigating the cause of a plane crash Saturday that injured two people from Jonesboro. (Source: WJHG)

    A pair of Jonesboro residents were in stable condition after the plane they were in made an emergency landing Saturday in Bay County, Fla. 

    A pair of Jonesboro residents were in stable condition after the plane they were in made an emergency landing Saturday in Bay County, Fla. 

Powered by Frankly