- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a man sought in connection with a fatal arson fire in Rochester has been taken into custody.

Rochester police say 62-year-old Lawrence Emory Dash was taken into custody in Buffalo and brought back to Rochester Thursday. He was charged with attempted assault for an incident earlier Monday at a home that was the scene of a fatal fire later that night.

Authorities say someone set the fire that killed 34-year-old Champagne Singleton. Six other people were injured, including her three children ages, 7, 11 and 16. All are recovering.

Police say Dash had a relationship with someone living in the home.

No one has been charged yet with setting the fire.

It couldn’t be determined if Dash has an attorney who could comment on the charges.



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