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Fort Dodge Man Charged With 1st Degree Arson Stemming From December Incident

A Webster County man has been charged with 1st degree arson stemming from an incident on December 17th. Police say, 40 year old Fort Dodge resident Patrick Mcguire poured gasoline on a woman and all over a residence after trapping her under a mattress. Mcguire is accused of then filling the home with propane after opening a propane tank. The woman was able to avoid physical injury and escape. Mcguire is also being charged with a probation violation.

(Photo Courtesy: WHO- 13 Des Moines)

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