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Husband in jail, attempted to set house on fire

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Source: Rankin County Source: Rankin County
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Rankin County husband is in jail after trying to set his trailer home on fire with his children and his wife inside.
      
Forty-year-old Demond Alexander has been charged with felony arson, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and domestic violence. 
  
At around 3 am on Tuesday, Rankin County deputies were called to Alexander's home on Johnson Circle in Braxton. Alexander and his wife had been fighting.
 
When deputies arrived Alexander ran from the scene. 

They noticed a fire had started. Alexander had set clothing and paper on fire behind the home. 

Five children, ranging in age from two-months-old to 10-years-old, were inside. No one was hurt.

"It could have been deadly. The fire had already started to work on the trailer, part of the siding and the underskirting were already on fire when deputies responded and arrived on scene. Mr. Alexander is now at the Rankin County jail. He'll be held there until his initial appearance before Judge Kent McDaniel," says Raymond Duke the Chief Investigator with the Rankin County Sheriff's Department. 

Alexander was arrested on Pursue Road around 10:00 Tuesday morning.

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