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Officials: Man set house fire with baby inside

July 7th, 2014 7:00 pm by Associated Press

Officials: Man set house fire with baby inside

HIXSON, Tenn. (AP) — A 56-year-old man is charged with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated arson after witnesses say he lit fire to a Hixson home with his three-month-old baby inside this weekend.

The Associated Press reported that investigators arrested Robert Allen Sherrill of Hixson on Sunday.

Police say Sherrill set the fire just hours after the mother of his child confronted him about retrieving some of her property.

Police say Sherrill torched a car in the garage while his infant daughter was inside the house.

Another resident pulled the burning car out of the garage before the flames could spread.

Sherrill remained at the Hamilton County Jail on $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Hamilton County General Sessions Court July 15. Jail records did not list an attorney.

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