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Man accused of setting mother's house on fire

3 years 8 months 1 week ago January 15, 2013 Jan 15, 2013 Tuesday, January 15 2013 January 15, 2013 8:04 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

MONROE - Authorities say 38-year-old Dominique Ellis, of Monroe, was arrested Sunday on an aggravated arson charge after allegedly setting his mother's house on fire with people inside.

According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told Ellis to leave her home on Saturday after Ellis told her he wanted to see her die.

Ellis returned on Sunday around 9:50 p.m., poured gasoline on the northwest corner and the north side of the home, set it on fire, then went to his vehicle and sat in it.

Police say Ellis was found sitting in his vehicle with a lighter in his hand and no cigarettes.

Ellis was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center. His bond is set at $40,000.

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