Cops: Man Burned Down His House, 2 Others

A Warren County man is accused of setting fires at his house, his brother’s house and another house early Friday morning.

67-year-old James Slagter of Grand Valley also allegedly broke into a fourth house and poured gasoline inside, but didn’t set it on fire.

Police say two of the houses that burned were total losses. Damage is estimated at $400,000.

Slagter is jailed on $100,000 on arson, burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief charges, all felonies.

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