Madison County

Richmond police make arrest in house fire

Richmond police on Tuesday arrested a man they wanted to question about a Friday night fire that gutted his former girlfriend's house.

Scott A. Milligan, 39, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of Charlie Norris Road after investigators received a tip, police said.

Milligan attempted to flee out the back door but was met by a detective. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police have said Milligan made repeated threats to burn the Parrish Avenue house, which was gutted by the fire. No one was injured in the blaze.

Milligan also was wanted on several charges stemming from repeated violations of an emergency protective order, police said.

Milligan will be charged with violation of an EPO, second-degree wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, reckless driving and menacing, police said.

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