Portland man accused of setting house fire charged with arson
A Portland man who burnt himself while allegedly setting a house on fire has been charged with arson.
Forty-year-old Bowe Rose, otherwise called 'Old Pipe', a farmer of Guinep Tree Lane in Norwich was charged on Wednesday while at hospital, where he is being treated.
Reports from the Port Antonio police are that about 11:30 a.m., a man was at the back of his house in the community attending to his goats when he saw Rose pouring a liquid on his dwelling.
The man reportedly later saw his premises engulfed in flames and went to the police to make a report.
The police say Rose was arrested at hospital when he turned up with burn injuries all over his body.
He was later charged.
A court date is being finalised for him.
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