Police: Man sets home on fire with others inside
Jan. 09, 2018
YADKINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man who's accused of trying to set an occupied mobile home on fire with a "Molotov Cocktail" has been arrested.
News outlets report that 41-year-old Matthew Franklin Ward and an accomplice drove to Yadkinville after a family dispute escalated.
A Yadkinville police news release says Ward used an improvised incendiary device that was made with a bottle and combustible liquid to set the outside of the residence on fire.
Ward's step-father and three other people were inside the home. Police say the step-father and the other occupants ran from the home and fought the flames until the fire department arrived.
Ward was charged with several offenses, including first-degree arson and attempted first-degree murder. It's unclear if Ward has a lawyer.