Police: Statesville man tried burning down step-father's home with 'Molotov cocktail'

  • Source: WBTV-TV Channel 3
  • Published: 01/08/2018 01:19 PM

A Statesville man was arrested in Yadkinville Sunday after investigators say he used a "Molotov cocktail" to try to burn down his step-father's home with four people inside after a family dispute. Matthew Franklin Ward, 41, is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count each of first-degree arson, felony conspiracy, and possession of a weapon of mass destruction (IID).


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe