Police: Man tries to set fire to home while family members inside

Police: Man tries to set fire to home while family members inside

Wayne Hampton is charged with wanton endangerment.

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Thirty-four-year-old Wayne D. Hampton of Louisville is facing a wanton endangerment charge after police said he threatened to harm several family members.

According to a police report, Hampton was at a vacant home on Logan Street with some family members when and argument ensued.  During the argument, Hampton threatened to set the home on fire with everyone still inside.

Police said Hampton then went to a room in the back of the house and set a small fire, creating "a substantial risk of death or physical injury to the police officers, firefighters and general public."

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