- Associated Press - Thursday, December 7, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck man is accused of setting a fire in an apartment in attempt to kill his roommate.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that 42-year-old Darren Weber is charged with endangering by fire or explosion as well as four counts for violating a court order.

Authorities say Weber placed two vacuum cleaners, a foot soak tub, a plastic container, two lawn chairs, a dresser and a footstool in front of his roommate’s bedroom door before starting a fire in his own bedroom and leaving.

Weber eventually returned to the apartment and woke up the other man. No injuries were reported.

Police say Weber blamed his roommate for a probation search the night before, when Weber was found with marijuana.

Weber’s criminal history includes a range of charges, including gross sexual imposition.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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