- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Vancouver, Washington, man accused of setting his mother’s house on fire when she refused to buy him cigarettes has been ordered held on $75,000 bail.

The Columbian reports (https://is.gd/PxqJvh ) the fire burned a 4-by-4-foot section of carpet and a towel inside a bedroom.

Richard K. Cameron appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court after his arrest for investigation of first-degree arson domestic violence, reckless endangerment domestic violence and third-degree malicious mischief.

The newspaper says that during the hearing Cameron cursed and refused to sign a court order prohibiting him from having contact with his mother.

Court documents allege he set the fire when his mother refused his demand that she go to a store and buy him a pack of cigarettes. The 47-year-old man lives with his mother.

Judge Gregory Gonzales appointed a lawyer for Cameron, whose next court appearance is Oct. 29.


Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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