Cullman man charged with arson after police find suspect covered in lighter fluid, soot

Crime
Lucas Andrew Boyd,
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December 25 2021 12:00 am

CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — A 34-year-old man has been charged with arson after setting fire to a business in the city of Cullman.

According to the Cullman Police Department, officers received a call around 5 p.m. Tuesday when a first attempt to light a fire at Drake Law Firm downtown at 419 2nd Ave. Though this attempt didn’t take, around 7:30 p.m. there was a second attempt that caused an active fire.

CPD says late they found Lucas Andrew Boyd, 34, of Cullman, a few blocks away possessing a lighter and covered in soot and lighter fluid. At this time, police are unsure of a motive, but CPD reports Boyd has confessed and has been charged with Arson in the 2nd Degree.

As of Wednesday, no injuries have been reported.

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