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Man indicted for Dayton arson that sent woman to hospital

Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 10:56 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

A 42-year-old Dayton man is charged with arson stemming from a house fire that sent a woman to a local hospital.

Jason Lee Schneider is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court following his indictment today by a county grand jury.

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He is accused of setting a house fire reported around 1:20 p.m. Feb. 9 in the 1300 block of Arbor Avenue in Dayton. Investigators found a gasoline can believed to be used as an accelerant, Dayton District Fire Chief Barry Baldwin said at the time.

A woman told investigators that Schneider, whom she identified as her boyfriend, threatened to kill her and another person, according to a Dayton police report.

Schneider has been held in the Montgomery County Jail since his Feb. 9 arrest.

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