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Two arrested on arson charges

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Two Jackson men were arrested and charged with arson over the weekend.

Jackson Fire Department investigators said 19-year-old Arthur Jackson tried to torch a home at 2108 Lee Avenue on February 20.

A woman at the house refused to discuss the matter with WLBT.

Fire officials say the attempt to burn the house down began after a domestic dispute with the teenagers' girlfriend.

Arson investigators along with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents arrested Jackson over the weekend.

Jackson faces multiple charges.

"He was arrested and charged with arson. Mr. Jackson is responsible for what we call manufacture of an explosive device, a molotov cocktail, and he was arrested for throwing a molotov cocktail into an occupied dwelling at that time," said Jackson Fire Investigator Gregory Travis.

Fire investigators say Jackson missed his target.

Little damage was done to the home and no one was injured.

The second arson suspect was also arrested this past weekend.

Investigators say 26-year-old Lawrence Frazier was picked up at his residence. He is accused of attempting to burn down a home on Willorun in South Jackson.

This also happened after a confrontation with his girlfriend.

No one was injured.

The home sustained very little damage.

Frazier is a convicted felon out on parole.

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