Jaron OwensMADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/3/19) — A 33-year-old Madisonville man faces a felony arson charge following a police investigation late Sunday night at a mobile home park.

According to a Madisonville Police Department report, Jaron W. Owens of Scott Street in Madisonville, went to 200 Whittington Drive, where two people were inside the home. Owens was prohibited from being within 100 feet of the premises due to a Kentucky EPO/DVO issued.

“(Owens) crawled under the residence and ignited the plastic vapor barrier that was lying on the ground,” police wrote. “A large area of the plastic burned, and the support blocks … were covered in soot,” creating a burn spot beneath the trailer.

Madisonville Fire Department responded to the scene to extinguish the flames after the residents smelled smoke and called 911, according to the report.

After investigating, MPD reported Owens admitted going to the home, heard at least two people talking inside, crawled underneath and struck a lighter. Owens also told police he was “only under the residence to get warm.”

Owens was charged with first-degree arson and violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO. He was listed as being held in Hopkins County Jail this morning on $20,000 cash bond.

 

MPD also released the following reports Monday:

Bryan M. Williams of Madisonville was charged Nov. 30 with driving on a suspended or revoked license and giving officer false identifying information.

Logan Adams of Nortonville was charged Nov. 29 with public intoxication (excludes alcohol) and theft by unlawful taking (less than $500).

Christopher Sloan of Nortonville was charged Nov. 29 with failure to pay court costs or fines (Henderson County).

Jason Gossett of Madisonville was charged Nov. 29 with failure to appear in court.

Bryan M. Williams of Madisonville was charged Nov. 30 with failure to appear.

Jacob A. Larkins of Madisonville was charged Nov. 28 with fourth-degree assault.

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