Man arrested for arson after setting clothing on fire

Man arrested for arson after setting clothing on fire
Sidney Harris (Source: Dunklin Co. Jail via Vinelink)

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - Police in Kennett arrested a man accused of setting clothes on fire which spread to a house.

On May 19, the Kennett Police Department responded to a residence in the 1800-block of Harris Street around 4:12 a.m.

Officers learned a suspect had set clothing on fire in the yard near the house which caused the house to catch fire.

The Kennett Fire Department put out the fire.

Sidney Harris, 33, of Kennett was arrested for first-degree arson and is held at the Dunklin County Justice Center pending the filing of formal charges by the county prosecutor.

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