Man charged with willfully setting fire - Laurel County


Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Sgt. Brett Reeves and Deputy John Inman arrested a male subject of South Laurel Rd., London, early Monday morning, March 21, 2016, at approximately 7:30 AM.

Arrested was Daniel Day, age 36.  The arrest occurred on Lily School Road, approximately 7 miles south of London after Sgt. Reeves was dispatched to a complaint about a male subject setting a fire behind a service station and in close proximity of storage buildings nearby.

Allegedly, when the fire department arrived at the scene, this subject was found in possession of a small propane torch near the fire. Sgt. Reeves conducted an investigation on this subject who gave a false name and address – using his brother's identity.

Apparently, this subject used false information to evade an arrest on a warrant for nonsupport. Daniel Day was charged with willfully setting fire on land not owned or controlled by self; fire hazards seasons: burning before 4:30 P.M.; and giving officer a false name or address.

In addition, this subject was charged on a warrant of arrest charging flagrant nonsupport. Daniel Day was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Lily Fire Chief Paul Collins assisted deputies on their investigation.

Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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