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Dover Man Charged With Setting Fire in Girlfriend's Home

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Keith Scott Keith Scott

DOVER, Del.- A Dover man is behind bars following accusations that he set his girlfriend's kitchen on fire after a fight.

According to the Dover Police Department, officers were called to a home on Carver Road at around 6 p.m. Sunday for a report of domestic violence. Police said that upon arrival, officers saw 35-year-old Keith Scott leaving the scene and discovered the kitchen was on fire.

Police said they later learned Scott had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend, then grabbed her by the neck and threatened to burn her house down if he was kicked out. Police said Scott then cut the wires to her car so she couldn't leave and broke her phone.

According to police, the woman then took her children to a nearby business to call 911. Officers said Scott stayed at the house, damaged property and set a fire to the kitchen.

Scott was arrested and charged with second-degree arson, strangulation, criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, malicious interference with 911 communications, offensive touching and terroristic threatening.

Scott was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $21,400 secured bond and $10,848 cash bond.

The American Red Cross provided shelter and assistance to the victims, according to police.

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