Gilmer Man Jailed for Arson and Attempted Murder

A Gilmer man is in jail charged with attempted murder and arson after allegedly setting fire to his own home.

44 year old Phillip Mansel Gage surrendered to authorities this morning.

Gilmer Police say he set the fire in an effort to harm his common law wife. It was 2:45 Sunday morning that units responded to a fire at Gage's home on Smith Street.

The fire was quickly contained burning part of a bedroom and another space. The suspect's wife was not hurt in the fire. Gage is being held in the Upshur County jail on $100,000 bond.