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Ohio County Man Charged With Multiple Felonies

Date of News Release: 02/27/2015

Henderson, KY - On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Kentucky State Police Detective Mike Smith charged 50 year-old Elmer Duncan of Rockport with (1) count of Arson 1st degree, A-felony; (1) count of Burglary 1st degree, C-felony and (2) counts of Criminal Mischief 1st degree, D-felony.

The investigation was initiated by the Kentucky State Police in January 2012 after a home in Rockport KY caught fire. It is alleged that, Duncan, illegally broke into a home on Packson Wilkerson Road in Rockport and started a fire in the attached garage of the residence. The home owners were asleep and were woke after they heard a small explosion in their garage. By that point the fire had led into their kitchen and both owners were able to escape the burning home through the rear door.

The investigation was presented to the Ohio County Grand Jury last week and returned the indictment warrants yesterday.

Duncan was charged and is being held in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford.