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11/5/06-Tyler

Man In Jail For Allegedly Trying To Torch Family Member's Home

A Tyler man is arrested for allegedly trying to set a family member's house on fire.

Police say 23 year old Cedric Thompson was pouring accelerant on a home in southwest Tyler early this morning. Police say a family member caught him in the act, and tried to stop him. The victim ran to a neighbor's house and Thompson allegedly followed him/her inside and assaulted the residents.

Thompson is now charged with burglary, arson and aggravated assault as well as other charges. He is still in the Smith County jail.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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