FRANKFORT, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) -- At 12:40 p.m., on Tuesday, March 5, Frankfort Emergency 911 received a call of a vehicle fire in the east Frankfort area.
Police begain to investigate and on March 4, because of some sort of domestic dispute, the suspect left the house. He returned on the next afternoon and began to knock and beat on the door.
Inside the house were two teenage girls (who recognized the suspect) and an infant. After the girls refused to grant the suspect entry to the home, they noticed the vehicle, which was parked very close to the house, was on fire.
The investigation by Frankfort Police Detective Herbert Wilson, gave him enough probable cause to sign a criminal complaint, which resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant in the case. During the evening hours, officers located 32-year-old James D. Russell at the house of a relative on Cardwell Lane and took him into custody. After the arrest, Russell was taken to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, for treatment of burns to his face & hands. He was then lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail on the following Charges: arson 2nd degree and wanton endangerment in the 1st degree (3 Counts).
The investigation is continuing.