ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man who fled the area for 10 months has pleaded guilty to attempted arson and cocaine possession.

The American News (http://bit.ly/2uNeafD) reports that in exchange for 51-year-old Randell English's guilty pleas, other charges were dismissed. Both charges stem from July 2016.

Brown County State's Attorney Chris White says English poured gas on and around someone and threatened to burn down a house.

Defense attorney Brandon Taliaferro granted that his client threatened to burn the house down. But English says he didn't intentionally dump gas on anyone, saying he only kicked a gas can through an apartment window.

English says that police found cocaine residue on a spoon in his bag in an unrelated drug case.


Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com