Father is accused of setting his home on fire with his wife & child inside

A man is accused of setting his home on fire with his wife and nine month old child inside!

Officials say it happened just before 4pm Monday afternoon off Highway 7 in Jeremiah.

State police say they were told 28-year old Lawrence Halcomb set the fire after firing shots near the direction of his wife and child.

Nobody was injured, but the home was destroyed.

Halcomb eventually surrendered after police began searching for him.

He was arrested and taken to the Letcher County Jail.

He's charged with wanton endangerment and arson.


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