A Clark County man was arrested after police say he set fire to a house with three children inside.
Witnesses told Winchester police that Jerome Horton threatened to blow up a house on West Washington Street and was seen outside a bedroom window at the house, where a concrete block was thrown through a window and the blinds were set on fire, WKYT-TV reported.
Three children, ages 4, 6 and 8, were inside the house.
Officers told the television station that they found Horton, who smelled of gasoline and had only one shoe on, riding in a passenger car and trying to leave the area. Police said the other shoe was left behind at the house.
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Horton, 39, was arrested Saturday and was being held in the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of first-degree arson.
He was being held on $50,000 cash bond, according to the jail’s website.