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Arson, Attempted Murder Suspect Arraigned

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/15/2013

A Mansfield man held in a fire and stand-off with police Monday appeared in court Tuesday morning. Samuel L. Davis, 41,  is charged with aggravated arson, attempted aggravated murder and attempted murder. Police say Davis set fire to his Mansfield home Monday morning -- with his 9 and 13-year-old children inside. Thanks to a smoke detector, they escaped unhurt. Davis fled to Landings Court, in Ontario, where police moved in Monday afternoon. He was arraigned in Mansfield Municipal Court. Magistrate Phil Naumoff told Davis the Attempted Aggravated Murder and Attempted Murder charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to life in prison and a $25,000 fine, while an Aggavated Arson conviction could bring an 11 year sentence and a $20,000 fine. Bond was set at $250,000 cash, $250,000 personal recognizance, and should Davis post bond, he would be placed on electronic monitoring and is to have no contact with his wife and children. The Allied Special Operations Response Team arrested Davis on three warrants. The Ontario Police Department and Mansfield Police Department assisted with the arrest.

   
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