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Sheriff: Man attempted to ignite home with children inside

November 16, 2018

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in North Carolina says a man attempted to set on fire a home that had children inside of it.

The Dispatch reported Thursday that Davidson County deputies say 41-year-old Buddy Woodrow Rhodes also attempted to gouge out the eyes of a responding law enforcement officer’s K9. An arrest report says Rhodes threatened to stab a man and then sprayed lighter fluid around a room occupied by children, intending to set the room ablaze. The relationship between the parties is unclear.

It says Rhodes then ran from a responding deputy and punched and attempted to blind the K9. He was arrested on charges including attempted first-degree arson and ordered to not have contact with his wife or children. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Dispatch, http://www.the-dispatch.com

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