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Man arrested on arson charge

Local - 11/19/2013 7:03 PM by Courtney Rosemond
ALDERSON - A Greenbrier County man is arrested after allegedly setting his own home on fire today.

First Sergeant Michael Baylous with the West Virginia State Police says Roger Keith Burns, 59, or Alderson is charged with first degree arson, after Trooper First Class J. R. Baker, of the Union Detachment, responded to a structure fire at Laurel Creek Road, near Alderson. 

Once on the scene, Trooper Baker spoke with firemen and Burns and found probable cause to arrest Burns for starting the fire.

He was arraigned before a Monroe County Magistrate and is in the Southern Regional Jail.

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