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Trooper Robert Purdy
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Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post Make Arrest in Garrard County Arson Investigation
Date of News Release: 10/29/2012
(Lancaster, KY) -- On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:46 p.m. EDT, a residential structure fire at 880 Cleo Drive was reported to the Bluegrass 911 Center. Members of the Camp Dick Fire Department responded and rescued one individual, Damien Heath Mullins, from the roof of the house and found what appeared to be explosive devices.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted and KSP Hazardous Devices responded and removed several improvised explosive devices from the residence.
KSP Arson Investigator Kevin Dunn and Detective Rob Morris conducted a preliminary investigation on scene and determined that the fire had been intentionally set.
KSP Arson Investigator Pat Alford obtained warrants for the homeowner and on October, 24, 2012 arrested Damien Heath Mullins, 37 years old, with Arson Second Degree, Wanton Endangerment First Degree (Nine Counts) and Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction Third Degree. He was lodged in the Lincoln County Detention Center.