Sikeston man faces charges after allegedly pushing girlfriend, setting home on fire


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett
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SIKESTON, Mo. - A Sikeston man faces charges after police say he pushed his girlfriend multiple times and set an apartment on fire.

Sikeston DPS says 29-year-old Kenneth L. Davis got into an fight with his 27-year-old girlfriend inside a Matthews Street apartment around 11 p.m. Monday. They say the victim tried to stop Davis from setting the inside of the apartment on fire, but he was able to catch a blanket on fire during the scuffle.

Police say Davis was holding down the victim, but she broke free and tried to run outside with the burning blanket. However, Davis caught her and pushed her down again, forcing her out the front door while the blanket fell inside the apartment. The home then caught fire.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries to her arm.

Davis was arrested.  The Scott County Prosecutors Office charged him with 1st degree arson, 2nd degree domestic assault and felonious restraint.  His bond was set at $2,500 cash only.