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Man accused of using blow torch to set fire during domestic dispute

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Marcus Allen Stewart (Source: LMDC) Marcus Allen Stewart (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville man was arrested on arson charges after trying to set a fire during a domestic dispute.

An arrest report says Louisville Metro Arson investigations arrested Marcus Allen Stewart, 56, on October 25 after he used a blow torch in an attempt to set the kitchen of an apartment in the 4500 block of S. 6th Street on fire.

According to the victim, she smelled something burning in the kitchen and saw the floor on fire when she entered the room. The woman said she picked up the torch, but Stewart took it from her.

Stewart was charged with attempted arson and wanton endangerment.

The woman stated she was physically assaulted during the dispute and said Stewart tried to set her on fire in September.

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