A Georgetown man is facing multiple charges after police say he tried to set fire early Sunday to the home where his former girlfriend and her family live.
The homeowner sustained second- and third-degree burns while putting out the fire, state police said.
About 2:45 a.m. Sunday, state police say, Brian P. Beaucham, 18, crawled under the family's home at 317 Bunker hill Drive in Georgetown and used an accelerant to start a fire in the crawl space because he and his girlfriend had broken up recently.
Daniel Parker, who lived in the house with his family, saw smoke coming from the floor vents and evacuated the house, then crawled under it to try to put the fire out. He and other family members were able to get the fire out, but Parker was injured while doing so.
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On Monday, state police arrested Beaucham and took him to the Scott County Detention Center, charging him with first-degree arson, first-degree burglary and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.