A man was charged Tuesday after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and trying to set her mobile home on fire, police said.
Daniel Boggs, 22, of Corbin is accused of hitting his girlfriend on the mouth and then choking her, according to a news release from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office. The woman had red marks on her neck when police arrived at the Locust Grove home.
Witnesses told a deputy that Boggs said he was going to burn down the mobile home, police said. There was a burned circle in the floor and a strong smell of fuel.
The fire burned through the floor, police said. The Keavy Volunteer Fire Department put out the fire.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Lexington Herald-Leader
Boggs was found walking along the side of the road and he told police he’d been hiding in the woods. He also told police he’d been drinking vodka and had ignited the fire because he was mad, according to the sheriff’s department.
Boggs was charged with third-degree arson, fourth-degree assault and alcohol intoxication in a public place, police said. He was taken to the Laurel County jail.