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Hugo man charged with setting fire to home with someone inside

Hugo man arrested for setting fire to home with someone inside
Hugo man arrested for setting fire to home with someone inside(choctaw county jail)
Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 9:46 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2021 at 9:50 AM CST
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HUGO, Okla. (KXII) - A Hugo man faces charges accused of setting fire to a house with someone inside last month.

William Smith, 23, allegedly set fire to the home occupied by one of its residents, a 15-year-old, that woke up to Smith talking to himself, and saying that he was going to burn the house down.

The minor then walked into his mother’s room to find a fire that was too large to extinguish, prompting him to escape through the front door.

Smith is charged with first degree arson and endangering a human life. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

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