Around 11pm Monday, a Sikeston couple’s argument escalated into a physical confrontation. The 29 year old Kenneth Davis is alleged to have turned over a bed in the home and then set the apartment on fire. The victim told police she tried to stop Davis but he pushed her down, and a blanket caught fire. She broke free, tried to drag the blanket outside, but was pushed out the door. The apartment, in the 500 block of Matthews Street, became engulfed in flames and sustained heavy damage. Davis left the scene and was later located by DPS and arrested. The Scott County Prosecutors Office has charged him with arson, domestic assault and felonious restraint.
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