Man arrested after admitting to setting home on fire after argument with girlfriend


(Courtesy: The Logan County Sheriff’s Office)

LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — A man was arrested after allegedly admitting to starting a fire inside a vacant home after an argument with his girlfriend.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says David Allen King, 27, was found walking along the roadside as deputies were en route to the scene of the fire on Mill Creek Road. King also fit the description witnesses provided as to who started the fire.

King was taken into custody and transported to the sheriff’s office. Deputies say after signing a Miranda rights form, King admitted to getting into an argument with his girlfriend and flipped a lit cigarette through a broken window. Officials say that King admitted to reaching through the window and setting the curtains on fire with a cigarette lighter.

According to the criminal complaint, the house located is owned by Bobby Carter and according, who says the property is tied up in heirship and that nobody was supposed to be living in it.

King has been charged with first degree arson.

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