A Mitchellsburg home on Ky. 34 is being watched by Kentucky State Police and the state Fire Marshal's office after an attempt was apparently made Wednesday night to burn it.
Boyle County Deputy James Wilcher said the interior of the home, owned by Jon T. Edwards, was apparently doused with diesel fuel during the night, and a burning cloth or glove was tossed inside. That fire burned out, however, without igniting the diesel fuel.
Edwards is currently lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail after he was arrested Nov. 15 in connection with a shooting in Lincoln County. Edwards and Lori Ann Phelps, 32, of Waynesburg were both charged with first degree assault after they allegedly shot Rob Muse, 640 Shake Rag Road, Stanford, in the head.
Wilcher said police investigated an incident earlier this week at the home at 11025 Lebanon Road in which several windows on a Jeep owned by Edwards were broken.