16-year-old from Racine accused of trapping victims inside home, setting fire

  • Source: WITI Fox Channel 6
  • Published: 10/25/2018 09:39 PM

VIDEO: An arson case in Racine has led to much more serious charges. A 16-year-old is accused of holding two girls at knifepoint before lighting a home on fire. The victims say he intended to trap them inside. "We woke up and the room was full of smoke," said Andrew Logan. Tuesday morning, Oct. 23 near 6th and Jones in Racine, Andrew Logan spotted a fire. Not at his house, but the one next door. "The fire department responded really quick," said Logan. Charred belongings still remain outside. Investigators say it was no accident. Thursday, Oct. 25 six charges were filed against Ja'Quale Dennis of Racine. Arson is not the most serious. Prosecutors say Dennis held two victims at knifepoint, before locking doors and lighting the home on fire. He's facing two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.


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