Council Bluffs Charges Man with Arson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Council Bluffs police have charged a man in connection with a deliberately set fire that destroyed his mother's house. Police Sgt. Chad Meyers says officer arrested 29-year-old Daniel Kennedy, of Council Bluffs, on Saturday on a warrant for suspicion of second-degree arson in connection with the Jan. 28 fire. The Daily Nonpareil reports the home, which was vacant, was owned by Kennedy's mother, Susan Graves Kennedy. Officers arrested Kennedy after responding to a report of a disturbance and finding him yelling at his mother. They checked his name for warrants and then made the arrest. The January fire destroyed the house. Crews demolished it a few days later. Daniel Kennedy was held in the Pottawattamie County Jail on $12,000 bond. Online court records don't show an attorney for Kennedy.

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