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Indiana man charged with attempted murder after setting home on fire with family inside

Jamal Long was arrested after allegedly setting his family's house on fire following an argument with his mother, a probable cause affidavit says.

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. — According to court case details from Clark County and Charlestown Police, 22-year-old Jamal Long was arrested and charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of arson. 

The home that was set on fire had Long's family inside, a probable cause affidavit says. Long's mother, father and two siblings were in the house and Long admitted to light the house on fire following an argument with his mother.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Long poured gasoline along the side of the house on the ground then lit a paper towel and threw it on the gas. Long then said he fled the scene, investigators said. 

The home was heavily damaged by the fire and suffered a collapse as fire fighters tried to extinguish it. 

Long had an initial hearing Wednesday in Clark Co. Circuit Court, where his bond was set at $100,000. 

He is scheduled back in court for a pretrial conference set for June 24 with a jury trial scheduled for Nov. 10.

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