Ky. man argues with firefighters after setting own home on fire

The Clay County sheriff’s office said Timothy Stewart, 43, “became extremely intoxicated and set fire to the residence”


Karla Ward
Lexington Herald-Leader

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A man from Manchester is accused of setting fire to his own home and then getting into an argument with the firefighters who were trying to put it out.

The Clay County sheriff’s office said Timothy Stewart, 43, of Belles Fork Road, “became extremely intoxicated and set fire to the residence” on Friday.

When the Lockards Creek Fire Department responded, Stewart became “belligerent” with the firefighters, and sheriff’s deputies were called, according to the sheriff’s office. (Photo/ Lockards Creek Fire Department)
When the Lockards Creek Fire Department responded, Stewart became “belligerent” with the firefighters, and sheriff’s deputies were called, according to the sheriff’s office. (Photo/ Lockards Creek Fire Department)

When the Lockards Creek Fire Department responded, Stewart became “belligerent” with the firefighters, and sheriff’s deputies were called, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. and charged with arson, wanton endangerment, disorderly conduct and public intoxication of a controlled substance.

Stewart was being held in the Clay County Detention Center on Saturday.

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©2019 the Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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