Garrard homeowner charged with arson, accused of torching his house

A Garrard County homeowner has been charged with setting his own house on fire earlier this month, Kentucky State Police said Monday.

Damien Heath Mullins, 37, was charged last week with second-degree arson in a fire at 880 Cleo Drive in Camp Dick, state police said in a news release.

Mullins also was charged with nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of third-degree use of a weapon of mass destruction. Mullins was being held in the Lincoln County jail in Stanford.

The fire was occurred Oct. 10. Camp Dick firefighters rescued Mullins from the roof of the house and found what appeared to be explosive devices, state police said.

Police later removed several improvised explosive devices from the house. An arson investigator and detective determined that the fire had been intentionally set, state police said.