One man has been arrested on multiple charges, after the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was called to 5104 Wesleyan Road at approximately 9 p.m. on Friday in reference to a residential structure fire.
Witnesses reported seeing smoke and fire coming from the residence and seeing a man later identified as Richard Lee Dillon, 55, walking around the residence with what appeared to be a gas can. The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and they worked to get the fire under control.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and determined from witness statements and other evidence that this incident stems from a disorder that took place earlier between Dillon and a girlfriend.
The homeowner advised the loss value due to the fire is estimated at $100,000.
Dillon was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated arson, felony reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and interference with emergency calls. He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail for processing and given a bond of $105,000 bond and a court date of March 4.