Man accused of setting fire to house with Trump sign

Man accused of setting fire to house with Trump sign

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - An 18-year-old man faces a felony arson charge after police say he set fire to a house with a burning political sign.

On Monday, Oct. 24, Caruthersville emergency crews responded to a vacant house fire on McCollum Street.

During their investigation, police learned Tavares Amerson had stolen a Donald Trump political sign from a yard and set it on fire.

Chief Billy Joe Stanfield said Amerson then threw the burning sign against the house, setting it on fire.

Officers arrested him on suspicion of second-degree arson with bond set at $25,000.

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