- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An 18-year-old Lexington man has been charged with second-degree arson after police say he admitted to entering a vacant home and causing the fire.

According to an arrest citation, Daniel L. Prather was arrested Sunday morning, about three hours after a house fire in northeast Lexington.

Police say Prather had soot on one of his hands and was next to the home when police arrived. The citation says a witness told police that Prather had been seen at the home earlier in the day.

Once arrested, police say Prather said he entered the home through a window, and gave “multiple stories as to how the fire started, including leaving candles lit and another intentional cause.”

Police took Prather to the Fayette County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.


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