Man facing arson charges after fire at Cape Girardeau assisted living center

Man facing arson charges after fire at assisted living center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A man is accused of setting a fire at an assisted living center.

Kory James Carda, 27, of Poplar Bluff, was charged with first-degree arson.

Carda allegedly started a fire in his room using a lighter.

According to court documents, Carda became intoxicated around 3 p.m. He allegedly said, “I’m thinkin’ ‘bout burnin’ this place down tonight.”

At around 6:33 p.m., Carda allegedly took his roommate’s notebook, set it on fire with a lighter and dropped it on his roommate’s bed.

A fire marshal investigator processed the scene and ruled it an arson. A green lighter and Carda’s cell phone were seized.

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