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MAN FACES ARSON CHARGE AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE

A man accused of pouring gasoline near an occupied East Delavan Avenue house Tuesday morning has been charged with attempted arson.

The act was the result of a domestic dispute between Reginald Melson and a woman who lives in the lower apartment at 1261 E. Delavan Ave. with two children, police said. Two adults and a child live in the upper apartment, police added.

Melson, 25, of Kilhoffer Street, was arrested by Detectives Robert Meegan and Walter Clark of the Fire Investigation Unit Tuesday evening.

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