Man Jailed In Domestic Dispute

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Topeka (WIBW) - A domestic dispute landed a Topeka man behind bars on arson and attempted aggravated arson charges.

Police were called to the 1200 block of Southwest Oakley just after 5 pm Wednesday.

They say 43-year old John Welch was arguing with someone he knew. They say he set a minor fire to some papers during the incident and threatened to set fire to the entire residence.

In addition to the arson-related charges, Welch was also booked for criminal damage, disorderly conduct and battery to a law enforcement officer.

The Topeka Fire Department assisted in the investigation.

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